Jenny Leidecker

You ever just been stuck? I have so many stories sitting around half-written, outlined, or just a titled folder on my desktop to remind me of the idea later, and I don’t want to write any of them right now. Not a single one is pulling me out of this stuckness I’m living in, and it stinks. I want to be writing. I just don’t want to be writing any of those stories, and I’m not having any luck coming up with new ideas either. I’m stuck.

It’s one of the worst feelings to have as a person who loves to be creative. Between work and the stress that is life, and all of the horrible things going on around us, I’m unable to tickle my creativity into existence. I’m also the worst at keeping up with anything here. I guess my thought is, I don’t have anything new to share, so why waste anyone’s time sharing nothing? Seems pointless. Yet here I am doing exactly that. Telling anyone who might wander their way to my site, that I’ve lost my motivation, but I know I’ll find it again.

I’m jealous of those who are filled with words they can’t wait to get onto a page today. I want to do that, but again, I’m stuck. So, what now? Well, I have a few submissions I sent out for small publications well over a year ago, that didn’t go anywhere, and I think I’ll publish those throughout this month. Maybe creating covers for them will inspire another story? Who knows. I think I’ll post more here for a while (or at least try to). It’s not writing, but it also is writing, and every little bit counts.

I think we all go through this in one way or another, and maybe you’re feeling a little stuck too. If you are, we’ve got this, and while I go in search of my oil can to loosen these words up a little, I know you’ll find yours. So, here’s to some shoe-stealing girl with a yapper dog showing up to hand that dang thing over, because it’s only just out of reach for the moment.

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