Blogs by Jennifer Holly MacDonald
A Serious Dry Spell
8/25/2009 6:48:02 AM
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Could it be a dreaded writer's block? After working so hard on my last novel then burning out before I could give the selling part of this game of published works my all and everything, then moving to 'nowhere' right at a crucial time in the process of publishing my novel, I feel something is seriously screwed up.
It is hard to find my voice in the midst of the mundane chores of my daily life. And I miss my writing, so much. I don't venture out into the community of writers very often and I seem to have no energy to encourage readers to read my work.
I have allowed an isolation to enter my life due to a geographical move just under three years ago. It is very uninspiring at the moment. What I have learned is that as much as I dislike (the suddenly huge) city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, I am equally opposed to the incrediblely small (minded) Milk River, Alberta, Canada. And it's not the place, it's the group conscious of the community. I simply don't fit in, at all, not even a little bit, at least not with the humans. I do get great joy from connecting with the local wildlife but even that is marred by a darkness due to the people that live here. It is one of the least environmentally conscious places that I have ever been. They don't even try to care about the nature of the area. As I have said to friends and family many times over the last two years when describing the area in and around Milk River, "It's a raped landscape. Raped, beaten up and left for dead".
And why am I suddenly blogging today? Just for the sake of hope, I think.
I don't do Facebook, Twitter or MySpace - just not my thing. I'm not really a huge fan of connecting to people over the Internet other than for the art of writing. I am not sharing the real me with anyone online just my artistic expression, even in an article of writing like this. I also have a very high metabolism which means sitting in front of a computer for more than an hour is so draining I can hardly function in other areas of my life.
Still, I am writing this for the sake of hope. I have read many articles, stories, poems and such, right here on this website. I have always liked this site and the community here. I am not a very 'pop culture' tolerant person so many of the other networking sites just cause me nausea (I'm not kidding, actual nausea). Even so, I still like it here. So thanks everybody.
More Blogs by Jennifer Holly MacDonald
Nothing Changes And Then It Does - Friday, March 04, 2011
The Krishnamurti's - Friday, February 19, 2010
Creative Writing Not Life Philosophy - Friday, November 13, 2009
A Serious Dry Spell - Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Focus On It - Friday, February 13, 2009
Desert - Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Farts - Tuesday, February 20, 2007
What are you afraid of? - Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Owl as an animal guide - Thursday, July 06, 2006
Short - Thursday, July 06, 2006
Thoughts - Wednesday, June 07, 2006
From The ASPCA - Wednesday, June 07, 2006
The Mouse - Thursday, May 25, 2006
Prayer to God through Raguel - Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Free Animal Guide Reading - Wednesday, May 17, 2006
I Give Up - Saturday, May 13, 2006
Daily Thing - Thursday, May 11, 2006
Prayer for Animals - Wednesday, March 29, 2006
The Turning Point of Mimsi Preen - Thursday, March 09, 2006
My own personal view on my life - Thursday, May 05, 2005
Will I ever get this done? - Thursday, April 28, 2005
Hats off - Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Expressive Writing - Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Read my last blog first. - Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Continued - Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Had up to here!!!! - Tuesday, February 15, 2005
A little Too Much - Saturday, September 18, 2004
Great Day - Tuesday, July 13, 2004
Flames Fans - Wednesday, June 02, 2004
Go Flames Go - Tuesday, May 11, 2004
To Blog or Not to Blog - Thursday, March 04, 2004