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Just a Thought…

This is purely subjective in content, as most opinions are, and it crawled into my mindspace this morning.

After entering the space it felt waves of past timelines filtering over and through it, around it and under it, so it stopped, listened, before speaking directly to all and sundry. And it said this…

“See? There is no such thing for you as writer’s block.”

And, do you know, I now agree.

Probably, thoroughly, for the first time in my life I agree.

I have used the excuse countless times to do something else instead.

I have worried about it when I didn’t see that the then “I” was making up excuses for his own laziness.

I have shrugged when I didn’t understand that sometimes “life” has to take over and my love has to take a backseat and just hush for a while.

Why am I bringing this up?

Well, anyone who genuinely reads my scribbles will know that I have had a less than appetising plateful to scoff from as late:

The beautiful Auntie J’s horrible, yet humble passing, keeping her lovely, elderly sister afloat, and now my Pop suffering a far too similar illness to Auntie J. 

It’s not been fun -and I know that others have and are going through much worse, but this is all, literary, relative-.

I didnt only drop off WordPress, but I cut creativity full-stop.

I had to. My mind was turning in the wrong direction to pick out suitable sentences. Though I didn’t have time to worry too much about that.

Then it was that I wrote yesterday and it made the burden lighter.

That was after a few tears dropped into my soup. 

And I know for a fact that Pop wouldn’t want me to stop writing, as he said from his bed the other day, bless him.

Now, you might feel I’ve veered away from the whole point, so I’ll wrap it up by saying:

I no longer believe in the concept of “writers block”.

There’s love, life and excuses. If they get in your way then writing really isn’t part of you.

That could be merely a moment in time and you may find your love once more, but don’t blame it on imaginary concepts.

You may as well blame illness on the devil.



About Chris42

I am a liar! A maker-uper of stories! If this was the 16 (c) I'd be burned as a witch. Fank goodness it is not, eh?! I have four children: two wonderful girls, a fantastic lad and Leeds United. I have no strict genre. I write children's poetry and stories, to edgy, stronger themes. Up until now I have stored them for my own and my family's viewing. Last year i thought bugger it and starred in several short films. One, Playground, which is on the BBC Film Network, used the monologue that I wrote for the audition. You should've seen the face of the receptionist, of the Manchester hotel, where the audition was being held, as I turned up dressed as the psychopath, Gordon. It got the desired effect! I then moved up to Cumbria and wrote and appeared in several live performances on stage. 2012. A local artist, Kayleigh Richardson, commissioned me to write a poem for her to paint a representation. I sent her, The Rise of the Robot Monkey Army. Kayleigh painted a fantastic piece that blew my mind! From that we are collaborating on the Jacob Bear series of stories. Oh and Two's Company is to published, along with seventeen other Sci Fi short stories as part of a collection. Not a bad start to the, so called, last year of the Earth. Now is the time to show the rest of you. I take my themes wherever i see them, whether in reality or dream-world. I hope you enjoy. If not tell me why. If so tell me why. Many thanks and be safe. So far I have published: Jacob Bear's first Christmas,https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007GK872A (UK) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007GK872A (USA) Jacob Bear Goes to School https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007JD3OKY (UK) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007JD3OKY (USA Jacob's First Words https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007VZWPSC (UK) & http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007VZWPSC (USA) Space Here https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007H96M90 (UK) &http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007H96M90#reader_B007H96M90 The Rise of the Sponge Cake Moon https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007WWZ16M (UK) & http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007WWZ16M (USA) © Madstoffa, 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.


15 thoughts on “Just a Thought…

  1. Good insight 🙂

    Posted by Carisa Adrienne | July 5, 2016, 3:04 pm
  2. thinking of you – take care

    Posted by Maureen Sudlow | July 5, 2016, 9:04 pm
  3. I think that anyone who’s read a fraction of your gargantuan output would know that writing is a part of you, and it wouldn’t do anything else but help you with all the crap you guys are going through; and when the good things start happening again, it’ll make those

    Posted by Trenton Babbage Enterprises | July 7, 2016, 4:03 pm
  4. Brilliant

    Posted by Tosha Michelle | July 8, 2016, 1:21 pm

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