Stuck Like Chuck

I'm trying, people. Really, I am.

Open compose screen.


Drum fingers uselessly on the keyboard.

Ooh! "Glee" is on! Why in the hell is blond-haired wifey always playing psychofreaknutcases? She was a looney in "Nip/Tuck." She is a half-psychotic mutant in "Heroes." She was actually a normal soccer mom type in the first season of "Prison Break," but they killed her off within the first few episodes. Now here she is in "Glee" being a Nutrasweet control freak fake preggo (wtf?) manipulator. Typecasting, anyone? What was I doing? Oh, right. Writing…

Drum, drum, drum.

There it is, that dastardly little cursor. Blink, blink, blink. It's taunting me, that vertical blinking sonofabiznitch. 

I'm frustrated. I'm tired. I'm stuck.

The atypical stagnant nature of this blog seems to be like an awkward mirrored analogy of my life right now, and there is an almost ineffable quality to it.


That's about as close as it gets.

What do you do when you're stuck?

Whether that question was rhetorical or not is up to you.


  1. In Due Time on September 16, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    I just start typing. Eventually something comes out worth blogging about and I go from there.

  2. GeekByMarriage on September 16, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    You can blog about how amazingly fabulous I am!
    Or an ETA when I can get my hands on Frank’s Big Ones.
    Shit that’s all I got too. I’m stuuuuuck. On you!

  3. Lavender Luz on September 16, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    I remember her from Boston Public. Kinda normal.
    To every thing, turn, turn, turn.
    If you’re not feeling the urge to write, why not flow with that a bit longer? It’ll come back.
    Although I *do* miss you.

  4. Kristin on September 16, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    When I am really and truly stuck with blogging, I end up with one of my random posts. Stuck in life…damned if I know how to handle it…just keep muddling along until life is more interesting and entertaining. {{{Hugs}}} sweetie.

  5. Melissa on September 16, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    you could just post pictures of cookies? πŸ™‚

  6. anymommy on September 17, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Take a break if you need one. We’ll be here.

  7. SCY on September 17, 2009 at 3:27 am

    I drink wine (copious amounts of it) and then type some garbage – it helps unstick my brain πŸ˜‰
    Miss reading your posts but we’ll all still be here until you get your groove back… we’re not going anywhere πŸ˜‰

  8. Calliope on September 17, 2009 at 8:47 am

    I miss you.
    but I am also in a weird rut of not blogging about stuff because it is hard or tiresome…so I end up just writing fluffy things so I don’t stop writing altogether and my writing muscle shrivels up and falls off. or something like that.

  9. Shelli on September 17, 2009 at 10:08 am

    I wish I knew. I’m the most stuck I’ve ever been myself.
    Miss you and always thinking of you though.

  10. Amanda on September 17, 2009 at 10:56 am

    I seem to suffer from diarrhea of the fingers, so I don’t get stuck, but rather produce crap with great frequency. If you can’t find something to blog about from your home (I would thing el cinco would supply ample material) then you could always give us your thoughts on the world. The world through Moxie glasses.

  11. Jendeis on September 17, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Ooh, Glee! My heart explodes in joy when I watch that show. I don’t care that I’m a loser. πŸ™‚

  12. Becoming Whole on September 17, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Stuck is hard. I think we’ll still be around though. πŸ™‚ Be gentle on yourself. You don’t have to produce, produce, produce all the time. You can have a quiet space if you need it. Give yourself permission to take a break.
    Just take a picture of something random and write a sentence if you feel the need to post. Or don’t. Whatever.
    Lots of hugs.

  13. Beautiful Mess on September 17, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    You could always post a “give this photo a title” and then you’ll have something to write about. Or you could just write “hi, still here.” It doesn’t matter what you type, we’ll never leave you. Even when you want us too.
    Hope the stuck feeling goes away.

  14. coffeegrl on September 17, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    how frustrating. I totally know that feeling as I seem to be having it quite a bit lately. Hence i”m posting all kinds of weird ideas or posts that cross my mind but don’t necessarily have anything to do with what I’m thinking on a day to day basis. I’m not sure where the stuckness comes from in my case. I almost always find i do better and more copious commenting at these times. And sometimes I take inspiration from the posts of others….Do what you need to – post random sh*t or take a break. We’ll love you no matter what.

  15. El Cinco's GranGran on September 17, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    I write about the things I’m stuck on.
    It flows then and I can begin to plan solutions to the things I seem to be stuck on.

  16. Sara on September 17, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    I dunno. I’m stuck too. πŸ™

  17. jill on September 18, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    I’ve been stuck for over 6 months. I’m hoping to get that figured out soon. The blog? Ha! Been stuck since I started it a year and a half ago. I worry too much about it, I guess. Good luck and I’ll just keep checking back to see how unstuck you get.

  18. Krystal on October 21, 2009 at 10:14 am

    I have that problem sometimes, too! I think to myself, “Wow, I haven’t blogged anything really important in awhile. Hmmm….” Then I get distracted by something shiny. lol I usually try to make a conscious effort to be thinking about what to write about and try again the next day!