A really big, deep rut

I’m stuck.

I don’t have anything to write about, other than the rant I just typed out that I may or may not post at a later date. I can’t write about politics without getting angry and spewing four letter words every third word. Oh, there are certainly some topics I’d like to write about (Washington State’s senate passage of the gay marriage bill, for one) that are, unfortunately, just a bit too controversial for me to approach. Which is in and of itself rather strange, because since when did I give a shit about my online image? When did I care at all what other people thought of me?

I don’t. It took me a long time to get to that point, but I don’t. I do, however, have to bow to the other forces at work here and acknowledge that by not caring and therefore not monitoring myself, I could end up like that idiot who mouthed off about the romance genre and find myself shut out by the publishing world.

Also, nothing interesting has happened lately, unless you count the Colbert Super PAC raising over one million dollars interesting. (I don’t, but it is funny.)

So what’s a girl to do? Sit back and hope it’s just the mid-winter ennui that’s got me feeling all blah? Brainstorm a new direction for the Rubber Duck Brigade? Abandon it all together? (Don’t worry, that’ll never happen. I like the blog. I do. It just annoys me sometimes.)

Thoughts? Feelings? Opinions? Would you abandon me if I turned solely to the topic of writing, and writing about romance, and books, and the music I use to inspire the mush-brain inducing prose I choose to write?

Yes, I’m talking to you, you who have read this blog and never commented. Now’s your chance. Speak up!

If you’ll excuse me, there’s a bottle of beer with my name on it in the fridge. I must confiscate this beer before the BF returns home and claims it for himself. Otherwise I’ll be forced to open a bottle of wine and drink it all myself. Come to think of it, that might not be a bad idea.

*image via icanhascheezburger.com

4 thoughts on “A really big, deep rut

  1. I have difficulty even thinking about politics without resorting to those words, so I definitely hear you.

    In any case, I–KITTY! Sorry, I get distracted by kitties. As I was saying, I would certainly continue to read your blog if you focused on “writing, and writing about romance, and books, and the music I use to inspire the mush-brain inducing prose I choose to write” . . . given that my own blog is focused to just imaginative fiction, it would be fairly hypocritical for me to do otherwise! But I enjoy your writing, not just the content, so go and write about whatever you find interesting?

  2. Hang in there, baby!
    If the blog’s not fun, it’s not feeding your soul, and if it’s not feeding your soul, then you need to make it so it is. You put so much thought and heart into each of your posts, and they’re always worth reading, but if you wanted to do something shorter or change the focus, I’m sure that any readers you’d lose would soon be replaced. There are lots of options…among them beer & wine.
    😉
    Liv

  3. I hear yuh. Feeling the same feelings over at my blog. Your voice is distinctive so I think anything you write will be just fine (but if you are like me, stay away from politics). I’m re-evaluating what I write about as well, and have been in a funk–your kitty says it all. Keep writing.

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