And Now… The News, With The Hook

Nothing new to report, the hiatus continues as The Hook is as mentally blocked as an eleven-year-old boy who just used his parent’s Visa to order ten quadruple cheese pizzas while they were at counseling.

I’m feeling pretty good (with the exception of daily bouts of IBS induced agony, of course) and life is good overall but my mind is still a creative wasteland.

Just thought you’d like to know.

You may now return to your regularly-scheduled lives of Murdoch Mysteries episodes, cat videos on YouTube, Trumpian crises on CNN, and whatever else fills your days.

See you in the lobby, kids…

About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.
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29 Responses to And Now… The News, With The Hook

  1. Thanks for checking in, Hook. Hang in there.

  2. Glad to know you’re OK. Been thinking about you recently as I haven’t seen much from you.
    Sorry about the IBS. Hubby can relate and we did a food process of elimination that took months, but did make progress, then he got reflux!!!
    Fancy a go at my Three Things Challenge? I’ve done 5 since taking over as host. This is today’s

  3. Cheered to hear you’re lost lost as feared.
    (As far as the creative – it’s only stuff seeping in unnoticed – to simmer – until you have a glimmer and ready to write on. An important part of the process – so don’t short change it!)
    Great to hear from you – paw waves to your realm (Oh, sorry. That one was a bit soggy – still n the middle of tropical rain…to be expected as normal around here)

  4. Sorry to hear about the IBS, Hook. Creativity needs lots of downtime. That’s my excuse. Feel free to use as required.


  5. Glad you’re mostly good and still kicking! Inspiration comes and goes. It will come again as soon as it’s done partying somewhere else.

  6. Inspiration will come. Go for a walk in the woods, if you can get off the commode. There’s inspiration to be found there. Hope you’re better soon!

  7. Doug in Oakland says:

    Be good to yourself. Your muse will show up when she feels like it and not before.

  8. Mark Myers says:

    It happens. The juice will return.

  9. IBS sucks. I imagine you’ve done all the obvious things and tried mebeverine, for example.

  10. Glad you are still about.

  11. Fall Fraust says:

    Ah, Mr. Hook… I wish that I could help, but all I can do is to say that you are not alone. I’ve been struggling with my own drought. Each day I push myself to write. I have always finished every piece I write in one sitting, so it has been hard not to condemn my lack of doing so. I’ve never had such an experience, where it literally feels like I’m pulling out words. It has been frustrating and excruciating. My point is; I have a small idea of what you’re going through and I hope that it is of some comfort to know that you are not alone in your struggle. The time will come, Mr. Hook, when your words speak again.

  12. Tara says:

    Thanks for checking in. I do think of you from time to time – you know, not in a creepy, stalker way – just as fellow creative.

  13. Dave Ply says:

    Hang in there, Hook. Maybe try something completely different. Pick someone else’s post at random and riff on it. No rule says you have to post it…

  14. Jennie says:

    Thank you for the update, Hook. While a mental block may last a while, it is temporary. Sounds like you might need a good book to read. Children’s books are the best, of course. May I suggest Bob, by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead? My best to you.

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