There’s a strange feeling that comes over me when I can’t focus enough to write anything worth the time. Last week I heard an interview with a short story writer talking about what it was like when you’re a writer and you’re having a bad day. I laughed when he gave his answer to Dave Davies (Terry was away). The author said that a bad day is when it seems like you can’t put a sentence together. That’s situation normal for me, so I can’t call that a bad day.
Today is a bad writing day though. For me a bad writing day means that I do more web surfing than I do writing. That I get up a lot. That I check my twitter feed, quickly followed by my email every 30 seconds. Actually I’ve checked it twice while writing those last two sentences.
A bad writing day means I read through old posts on the new blog I’ve found. A Bad writing day means that I give up before I can develop a rhythm. A bad writing day means I decided I to take a nap, rather than working on something important.