The “A-Ha” Moment

I’ve had no “a-ha” moment today.  You know those moments when you sit down at your computer screen and suddenly the words of what you want to write spring from the depths of your soul as if they were shot out of a coke bottle?  (I know some of you are smiling right now.) I didn’t have that moment today.

I have been thinking over the past two weeks about what to write that would be fun and interesting, but honestly, I can’t seem to think of one single thing.  Of course, put me down in front of someone and I can finagle my way through some conversation like a seasoned veteran, but this white screen of death is overwhelming me lately.  

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Just recently I returned from a wonderful trip to the Dallas Writer’s Conference; and it was amazing!  I got to meet up with some friends that I hadn’t seen in a year and even met a ton of new ones.  The guest lectures were amazing and there was so much great information, I felt as if my mind would explode with all the ideas I had when I left.  But something happened on that two hour drive from Dallas to Wichita Falls; something that made me loose that momentum and passion for doing what I love to do best – writing.

Sure, there are many reasons that I could give for not writing lately.  I work a full time job and I am a mother and wife – seems like that could be just enough.  But to be honest, it was like my little inspiration angel was on vacation. (To be fair, it is a great time of year to take a vacation.)  I have become obsessed with other things (for instance, giving consideration to homeschooling my daughter), but that doesn’t seem to be enough of an excuse to be absent from the very thing that I feel almost defines who I am.

So, with the positive thought about having nothing to write, I sat down at my computer and wrote this bit of nothing to entertain and share with you.  Perhaps by next week I will find something a little better to discuss over our cup of joe. *smiles*  Has that ever happened to you?  Have you ever been in a moment of life that you feel like you might be walking around in some kind of daze?

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2 thoughts on “The “A-Ha” Moment

  1. Nicole, why didn’t you tell me about this muse vacation? I’d’ve kicked your muse’s butt. 🙂

    It was great to see you at the conference! Yes, I know I see you all the time online, but that’s not the same as an in-person hug and chat.

  2. Oh I’ve definitely had this happen! But I think that’s the great thing about blogging is you can constantly switch it up! Your blog is about what’s interesting and exciting and happening to YOU. And since we like you, we’re going to tune in no matter what! If you’ve forgotten what superpowers you have, you should hop over to my blog on DFWcon and check it out. 😉

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