I haven't been writing much lately. Oftentimes when I write a piece like Powdered Sugar Donuts, I have a dry spell. Nothing that crosses my mind really seems worthy of putting on paper.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Unfortunately, my occupation as a twice monthly columnist does not tolerate writer's block. Every two weeks, I have to put something down, whether it's worthy of publication or not.
To provide some inspiration, I sometimes make a list like the one I'm sharing here.
Today's weather: Rainy. In March. This is very unusual in Montana, and I guarantee you that we have not seen the last snowfall of the year. Meanwhile, my backyard is a swamp with a leftover snowbank in the middle. My porch is a gumbo collection center. Our calving corral is poop soup. (Sorry.)
What I'm reading: The Shack. I'm a little more than halfway through. It's not quite what I expected when I began the book. Has it shown me new perspectives? Yes, although I'm sidetracked by the awkward writing. Changed my views? No. Made me wonder why the author would portray God as a sarcastic woman? Definitely.
My music mood: Don Williams, Alan Jackson's hymns, and Alison Krauss.
Supper: Rib steak, mashed potatoes, lettuce salad, strawberries, and grapes.
Dessert: Another strawberry. Fresh fruit is a delicacy around here.
Grain market: Down again.
Weakness: Chocolate. Hugs from toddlers. Babies.