It’s not easy making something from nothing


I am sitting in front of a blank computer screen trying to figure out what to write. You know, everyone should try writing 250-275 words every other month and see what happens. It is not easy! So goes my writing dilemma.

When I think about wrting something on a certain subject or idea, I worry I might not be politically correct. (That could be an entire article in itself.) Everyone - including me - is worried about being criticized, judged, sued etc.

It has become almost impossible to have an honest conversation or a civilized debate with people. My own family is proof of that. This is not a criticism, but an observation. We cannot talk politics without it becoming a full blown circus, so controversial topics are avoided when certain members are around. I am still looking for a safe subject.

I could write about the difficulty of writing. Only when you’ve read something well written can you identify when you are reading something that is poorly written. (For example, this article . . . and I know it because I am the writer!)

Surely there are natural writers just as there are natural athletes, artists, dancers, actors and musicians. I am not a natural anything.

Actually, that might not be true. I succeeded in writing about nothing.

Happy New Year!

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