Miss Pelican's Perch

Looking at my World from a Different Place



A prompt from the Daily Post:  Set a timer for ten minutes. Open a new post. Start the timer, and start writing. When the timer goes off, publish.


I just came off of a two week routine of daily writing. I skipped yesterday just for a breather, but I realize that I need to take advantage of the momentum and keep writing.

I have no idea what to write about.

This is the sort of thing that drives me absolutely nuts. I think I am a well-read, well-educated, fairly articulate person with ideas of my own, so you would think that I would be able to present to my audience a daily bit of writing that reflects this.

Instead, I stumble, stammer, slip and slide, and generally sputter nonsense — like right now.

I suppose I could talk about my day, but I have vowed never to write about my work — my real work. That is just a good policy that I would recommend to all of you.

Second, I don’t write about family and friends. Unlike some of my writing colleagues whose families would love to be the center of attention in a blog post, I can tell you that I would be SO disowned and de-friended by mine.

I never write about sex, religion or politics mainly because I figure if my mother warned me never to bring those topics up in social situations, there must be a very good reason for it.

I always listened to my mother.

So that leaves pretty much me writing strange fantasy stories and bad poetry, with the occasional photograph or art piece thrown in when I don’t have anything else to write.

That’s not a positive attitude on my part, is it?

Okay, I have two more minutes… I am starting to ramble. Sigh. 1 minute and 38 seconds.

Oh, hell. That’s all I got.


ljg (c) 2013

6 thoughts on “Ramblings

  1. I guess the question now is – what inspires you? I remember you wrote a great list of things you were going to blog about a while ago. Something about Baja, pirates and other out of left field subjects. It was whimsical and captured my imagination. Maybe you could go back to that. 🙂

  2. Yep, I try to leave the trifecta of sex, religion and politics alone, too, tempting though they may be sometimes. But at least my family generally doesn’t object to being the subject of my writing, as long as i don’t make them look too silly. I know where you are coming from with this, Lori. I feel your writing pain.

  3. Fed up with the difficulties of writing about serious issues on the conservative networks, Serling turned to science fiction and fantasy. Through an ingenious mixture of morality fable and fantasy writing, he was able to circumvent the timidity and conservatism of the television networks and sponsors. Self-producing a series of vignettes that placed average people in extraordinary situations, Serling could investigate the moral and political questions of his time. He found that he could address controversial subjects if they were cloaked in a veil of fantasy, saying “I found that it was all right to have Martians saying things Democrats and Republicans could never say.”

  4. You covered a good bunch of territory, Lori! I’d never blog my rambles, they’re barely coherent, lol. BTW–I checked Anita’s link–the story on Serling is good–the interview with Mike Wallace is wonderful. If you have time do watch it.

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