Lately, I’ve been feeling like a space cadet, and for the first time in my long career as a newspaperman, author, and blogger, I am having trouble coming up with something to write about.
That never happens to me. I’ve always prided myself on the fact that I can always think of something to write about. In fact, on my Publishing4Profit self-publishing website, I have a page about that very topic, titled Writer’s Block Is A Crock. So what the heck happened?
I think the problem is a new medication I started taking about a week ago. Ever since then, my brain has been foggy, I’ve been having trouble concentrating, and my energy level has been low. Yesterday, I called my doctor at the VA hospital in Tucson and told her what was going on, and she told me to cut the dosage in half. Hopefully that will help, and I can get back to normal. Or at least whatever passes for normal with me.
In yesterday’s blog, titled It’s Not Camping, I wrote about the close confines here at the Las Vegas Thousand Trails preserve. As I said then, we usually prefer roomier campsites, but for here in Las Vegas, it works.
Well, it does except for the pack of yappy little dogs in the motorhome next to us, who are some of the most obnoxious critters ever put on this earth. There are at least three of the noisy little mutts, and they stand on the dashboard barking at anything that moves, day or night.
It’s bad enough when the owners are gone, but even when they are home, all the darned dogs do is bark at everybody who walks or drives by, or at any sound. How can you be inside your RV, listening to your dogs go on like that endlessly, and not make them shut up? We like to leave our windows open for the fresh air, but these noisy dogs make that difficult. I usually try to live and let live, but I’ve about had it. It’s about time to lodge a complaint.
This morning, our friends Bob Parker and Donna Huffer are supposed to stop by for a visit. They helped us with parking at our rally in Yuma in March, and then we saw them at the Verde Valley Thousand Trails campground a couple of weeks ago. Now they are spending some time down at Lake Meade. The fulltime RV community is very much like the people in a small town that interact all of the time. We just do it in different parts of the country, wherever we happen to meet up in our travels.
So there we have it. Over 500 words, and I didn’t have anything to write about when I sat down. But as I wrote in my blog post mentioned above, the cure for writer’s block is to just sit down and write! It works! So I guess I was right after all; writer’s block is a crock! 🙂 I’m just gonna pat myself on the back a couple more times, and then head for bed!
Thought For The Day – Life is short, it’s up to you to make it sweet.