Friday, March 4, 2011

At a loss for words

We're at Friday. I'm supposed to say something witty, intelligent, snarky. Yet I have nothing. No words. I've sat at the computer for several minutes, and before that I had thought for several hours but still have nothing.

So for this Friday, forgive me.

Instead I want to ask what you're post was about. What are your plans for the weekend? Share your thoughts, frustrations, and triumphs below.

Again, sorry for the lack of post.

57 comments:

Lindsay N. Currie said...

Hey there! It's okay to be at a loss for words sometimes:) I'm heading out of town this weekend to see some family. I hope you have a good one!!

KatieO said...

Thank god for Fridays...especially in weeks like these where time off is in order.

Oh wait, I just got back from vacation...

well, everyone's entitled to a loss of words now and then ;-) Have a great weekend!

Renae said...

Don't worry about it, it's Friday. It's okay to be at a loss for words.

This weekend I plan on finishing my second draft. That is the plan anyway!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Candyland said...

Your lack of post is still a post. Ironic. Hope things are okay??

Jess said...

I had no thoughts of my own, so I posted about Agents' thoughts. I'm a dirty cheater :)

T.D. McFrost said...

Blogging isn't easy and I sometimes experience this too. However, the fact that you care to blog everyday speaks wonders of your diligence and love for your readers.

Thank you.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I was trying to write a post for next week and my head came up blank. But you managed to do a much better job turning around to your advantage. I'm probably going to have to scrap my post. :P

salarsenッ said...

It's okay to be at a loss, once in a while. Maybe that's a silent plea for a break. I know I've been taking one for a few months. LOL

Take a breather and return fresh on Monday. Here if you need to vent. You're a champ.

Katie Mills said...

OH sweetie, you have NO idea how often this happens to me. I'm totally running out of topics. I'm not writing anything at the moment (kind of in a funk where that's concerned) and today's 'living in france' post was pulled out my arse and ended up divulging the wonders of French Game shows vs. American game shows.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You're forgiven! My post today is about the people who've helped me on my journey. And tonight, we're seeing Rango!

Bee said...

I love how honest you are, Jen.
No specific plans for the weekend. I hate planning. I'm hoping to be surprised.

lynnrush said...

Happy Friday. My post was about my journey as a writer and who I've met along the way. Weekend plans are WORK...but I work in a bookstore, so, it doesn't really even feel like work!!

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Amie B said...

well, hopefully you're at a loss for words because you temporarily used them up writing BOOKS! :)

i don't have a blog post today. i usually do free crit friday, but i'm swamped in revisions right now.

mshatch said...

I think it's ok not to have anything to say once in a while. Just sayin' :)

Dianne Salerni at High Spirits and I are hosting a first page critique for some brave souls who dared to submit.

Teenage Bride said...

hey it happens....

todays love letter is AMAZING by the way... I am sure you would love it

Christine Danek said...

I've been like this lately. Sometimes the brain needs a break.
Cheer up, sister. They will come to you.

T C Mckee said...

Happens to me all the time. My post was about finding invisible followers. Hope you have a good weekend.

Michael Di Gesu said...

You know what I'm doing this weekend.....

Actually I won't be back to WW until Tuesday. I'm going with newbies..

YOU SHOULD COME TOO!!!

Michael

Jennifer Shirk said...

Aww...we still love you. :)

My post was about how silly I've been with a box of Gleem toothpaste. See? Don't you feel better? You could have posted something dumb like that. LOL

Meredith said...

We all have those days sometimes. :) Can't wait for the dinner and signing tonight! I want to be reading Demonglass like, right now. Then I'm headed to Austin for the weekend, doing some small town research on the way--so excited!

Nicole Zoltack said...

I need to work. I got a new job as an editor! :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

No worries. We love you with or without a post. My post for today is for Dr. Seuss, and as for this weekend, I have lots of housework and time with my kids lined up. :-)

melissa said...

Work has been killing me and I'm finding myself in your boat, too. After number crunching all day, my brain can't focus on actual words.

My post today is a review of Losing Faith by Denise Jaden. If you haven't read it yet, it's a great read!

Tonight is my SIL's birthday, so we're off to a local brewpub to celebrate!

Laura Marcella said...

The gymnastics American Cup is on tomorrow and I'm soooo excited!!! There hasn't been a broadcasted gymnastics competition in the U.S. since the World Championships in October. I can't wait! It's going to be an excellent competition.

So yea, that's what I'll be doing tomorrow! As for the rest of the weekend, who knows?

Hope your weekend is fun and fabulous, Jen!

Diane said...

We all need a break from words sometimes.

My post is Do we really live, like we think we're going to die? Not my usual light and fun one, but a good reminder. :O)

Elena Solodow said...

Right there with ya.

Catherine Denton said...

I love how your honest enough to simply state it. :D

My post is a new painting (for Illustration Friday). I'm learning to share my art with the world even when I don't feel ready, or have my "style" down, or think it's good enough. I'm trying to get comfortable with risks.
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Donea Lee said...

We all have those days! You are always FULL of awesome Jen!! No worries ~ :) Just posted a creepy pic today, is all. Hoping to do something spontaneous this weekend. Have a great one!

Kristin said...

No post in either of my blogs today. I'm still trying to figure out exactly what I'm doing with my Razzy's Corner blog, and my fmaily blog is waiting for a post after the weekend's activities are finished. It's going to be a great weekend!!!

Melissa said...

Today, my post is about how I terrified myself last night because I was home alone and my imagination got away from me.

No worries about the lack of posts hunny. I know my little ray of sunshine is going to be BLINDING after your weekend of polishing and fun!

Erica Mitchell-Spickard said...

I am no stranger to this. We all need a break from words now and again. It was SOOO nice chatting with you for a little while and catching up some. MUST do more in the near future. As for this weekend, eh, polishing up some chapters...maybe. OR redecorating the living room which sounds like more fun :) Have a great one m'dear. Tons of (((hugs)))

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi, Jen. My post was sharing some links. Have a great weekend!

Talli Roland said...

I hear you, Jen. I hear you. I seem to be at a loss for words quite a bit lately. Sigh!

Jackee said...

Hi, Jen! That's okay, we all have blog days like that. I just went on a blog break for over a month because I was in overload. It happens with topic ideas too. :o)

Have a great weekend!

~ Jackee

Lindsay said...

Hugs. I hate it when the wordless blogging day happens too, but I know your words will come back soon. You rock for your honesty. :)

The Golden Eagle said...

It's so frustrating when those kinds of days hit!

My post is about talking with my Inner Editor. :P

Have a great weekend!

Alicia J. Frey said...

I only do a post per week, but mine is a humorous account of the decision to buy a guinea pig for the kiddos. This weekend I am completely remodeling my blog, Extreme Edition style. Now if I can just get that cute host to stop by and talk about it.

Debra Ann Elliott said...

Sonme days I wish I could be at a loss of words. Stopping by from the A-Z challenge. Love your blog. Following.

Michelle Merrill said...

This post explains most of my blogging days. After all the other thinking I do in my life, my blog gets whatever I have left. And sometimes that isn't much!

I did my usual Friday interview! Come by and see :)

My current frustration. It's kind of a secret so I don't know why I'm announcing it for all to see...probably because there are probably many in the same boat.

How do I fit it all in? Sometimes I wonder if I need to take a step back and hold the blog for a while. I get so sidetracked by it that I push away other really important things. For example, my kids. And then writing...and that's why I have a blog anyway right? Because I'm a writer? I just get frustrated that I don't always get to write.

Anyway, sorry that was a long vent. You asked for it though ;)

KarenG said...

Just read Michelle's comment above mine, and I think sometimes that blogging has peaked. I wrote a post today about maybe blogs will become the dinosaur of social media and if so it will be because of word verif,,grrr I hate that, hehe even tho you have it, no offense.

Liz P said...

I'm just glad it's Friday! :)

Have a great weekend!

caterpillar said...

Hoping for a relaxing weekend.....And have a good weekend yourself....

Jemi Fraser said...

Hate when I have those kinds of days! I've got a super exciting weekend of cleaning and laundry and shoveling and work planned. Can hardly wait :)

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

No worries. It's your brain's way of telling you to take a break this weekend and have a blast :D

Morgan Lee said...

Totally understandable. I've been at a loss of words lately myself. In the meantime, I've just given you an award on my blog. Check it out! :)

Jamie Burch said...

Awww...you're still amazing! Hope you're having a lovely weekend. :)

I'm still working on becoming a better blogger. I never know what to post about.

Blogs like yours are an inspiration! Thank you...:)

eeleenlee said...

Pink hair really looks great on you!

Jennifer Hillier said...

It's okay to be in a quiet mood.

And I have no doubt the words will come back to you!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Hi Jen! We all have those days...I did nothing today. I mean nothing at all. I got up, read, went back to bed, got up and am now watching tv...no words, no inspiration nothing...

Have a great weekend!

Jai Joshi said...

It happens to all of us at some point, Jen. Don't worry about it.

Jai

Missed Periods said...

I'm glad it's not just me. I've been telling myself that I haven't been coming up with many ideas because it's been hard for me to get my momentum back after the new year. But it's March now, so I am going to have to think of a new excuse.

Madeleine said...

I know that feeling. Hope you find your muse again soon. I keep feeling completely washed out and then get back a bit of energy only to feel washed out again. Have a great weekend. :O)

Nicki Elson said...

Aw, no words from Jen. Well, I s'pose you deserve a break after all of your dedicated blogging. All I got up was a post w/ some links to save the show "Chuck." Hope you're weekend's been pleasant.

Lisa Nowak said...

Hi, Jen, thanks for stopping by my blog. I can totally understand you having no words when you post so frequently. Heck, I'm lucky if I can find something to say once a week. :)

E. Elle said...

The fact you posted without really having anything to say speaks volumes. :) It happens to all of us, some more than others. *Whistles nonchalantly* You'll be back on form in no time.

Arlee Bird said...

I must say that's a lot of comments for a post saying that you have nothing to say.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Lynda R Young said...

I have a lot fo days like that. I can soooo relate.