It’s Tuesday morning. I’ve got a blog post & newsletter to get out. What should I write about? 

<checks Facebook>

Nothing funny going on there. Lots of people complaining about snow removal. 

<reads snow removal post anyway>

20 minutes later. Wow, I’ve got to get this done. I know, I’ll check the Odd News site. <clicks over to Odd News>  20 minutes later. Sill nothing funny. Where does the time go? 

<clicks over to Yahoo News> A Kardashian did this. Some singer I’ve never heard of wore that. Politics, politics, politics. Nope, nothing funny here. 

<clicks over to sports page> Not really looking for something funny, just killing time. <looks at clock> Oh, no I’m running out of time. 

Me: “Brain, think of something funny.”

Brain: “Put caffeine in me.” 

Me: “Right. I’m on it.” 

20 minutes later after getting distracted by the dog while getting tea, still nothing is written. 

Okay, you get the idea. Some mornings, I struggle for a long time to come up with something to write about. Some days, it practically writes itself. Today was a struggle day. So, I thought I would share the process. Some days I get a great idea in the shower and can’t wait to get to my keyboard. Other days, I waste time in front of the monitor for hours. 

I’m sure you have those days where you can’t seem to get to work either. When you look for any possible distraction to avoid meaningful work. So, you look for things to occupy your mind like my emails or short stories or books. And thus the circle is complete! My productivity is your waste of time!* Or something like that. 

Carry on, Citizens!

*I offered that slogan to my publisher, but they said it didn’t send the right message.