What To Write When You Don’t Know What To Write
It’s Sunday afternoon. This is the day that I write several articles for this website. But I have a slight problem. The time I was going to be doing a bunch of writing, I got a phone call and had to stop.
We needed to help a friend. She wasn’t feeling well and we could not reach her on the phone. So I packed up the laptop and we drove over to her place. Turns out she is doing better and has a plan in place to continue to do better.
We ended up taking her dog for a walk. 90 minutes later we are grocery shopping. After that we watched the final ten laps of the Indy 500. Finally at some time in the afternoon we both go off to our corners of the house and chill.
For me, that was going to be writing a few articles. But first I decided to check out a few emails and ended up watch some old Letterman episodes. Meanwhile, my wife is making a sandwich and I do the same and then once again, it’s back to writing.
But I have one problem.
I have one day that I need an article for and I don’t know what I want to write about.
See, I have the article for Monday done. Tuesday and Wednesday too. I did those a few days ago. The article I was going to publish on Thursday, I move to Friday and that leaves me with a hole.
That hole is for Thursday. The day I need an article. I start digging through the ScLoHo archives. That’s a collection of stories I wrote years ago on another site that I could republish here. But nothing catches my eye as I read.
That was Sunday. And then I had an idea. The idea was to simply start writing about my day. Each word, each sentence, just sort of flows from my fingertips to the web as I write this article on what to write when you don’t know what to write.
And then I was done. If you’ve read this far, you’ve read it all.
Another article is coming Friday and each weekday next week too.