I’m Not Even Supposed To Be Here Tonight.

In a Kevin Smith inspired twist, I was forced to step up and come into work tonight to cover for one of my guys.

That’s what a leader does: He takes a shotgun to his plans and does the job when no one else is available. Still, I figured I could use the time to write once the check-in rush slows down.

And now it has.

And now I find myself as blocked as Trump after he hosts one of those parties where he serves nothing but McDonald’s to professional athletes. I have no self-confidence left as a writer, even though I’m desperate to finish my latest series.

This sucks.


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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14 Responses to I’m Not Even Supposed To Be Here Tonight.

  1. Keep writing, Hook.

  2. ladysheepdog says:

    Case of writer’s block huh? This too shall pass.

  3. You’ll be fine, just don’t force it as that makes matters worse!

  4. Doug in Sugar Pine says:

    What pensitivity101 said. Your writing lately has been excellent. I would advise you to avoid making that an impediment to any other writing you do. But what do I know?
    Anyhow, good luck!

  5. You’ve hit that wall before and managed break it down. I know you can do it again. On another note, I didn’t think you were back at work yet. The healing must be happening.

    • The Hook says:

      I came back in January when my Sick leave EI ran out.

      I’ve been taking it as easy as possible, but it’s been challenging; I can’t tell how heavy a guest’s bags are simply by looking at them and I’m not supposed to lift more than 25 pounds on a repetitive basis.

      So, I’m trying to direct more than actually execute, but again, it’s challenging.

  6. valleygirl96 says:

    Have you read Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott? Really helpful stuff if you’re feeling blocked. I especially like the chapters “Shitty First Drafts”, “Short Assignments”, and “Perfectionism”.

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