Crazybananas Vlog - Blogger Burnout

It may have taken a little time, but the second Crazybananas Vlog is here! Hooray! Today I’m talking all about Blogger Burnout, a topic I know very well. I have been blogging for 10 years, and like everything in life, my blogging has gone in cycles. At one point I was posting daily, now it’s more like once a week. I used to use editorial calendars and did lots of sponsored posts, now blogging is more organic for me....more

Writer's Block Is A Liar

Just yesterday I made the remark of how my brain was so blocked. No creativity was flowing at all. Wrapped and strapped tight in its own straight jacket. Bound. For like, three days. Might as well be an eternity. Infinity-plus-one-no-tags-back-triple-dog-dare-you to write just one word. ...more

Fifteen Ways to Break the Block

Every few weeks I find myself staring at my computer wondering what the heck I’m going to write about. I might panic for a moment or two that I have nothing left to write about, but usually once I start typing I come up with something.About every six months or so I suffer from an epic case of writer’s block. Last year I developed a no-fail strategy to ban the block which I graciously share with you today.Please feel free to use one or all of these tips if you find yourself looking at a blank screen:...more
'take up underwater basket weaving' I love it! This is a must save for the days when the block ...more

Sunday Update ~ When Your Brain Can't Write

Originally posted Sunday, February 23rd.Sunday Update ~ When Your Brain Can't Write Wow, it has been over a week since I have written.The week actually flew past.I did try to write, but every time I tried, my head went completely silent.It was not as though it was empty.It was full. It was racing. ...more


Another day with no words, except this day is really the first. The first day of this year's NaNo (either one really) in which I didn't have some inspired, choir singing in the back of my mind, aha moment so that I knew Exactly what was happening, when and where and how it was happening and even, yes I even knew who was doing the happening....more

Hurdles in Blogging

All week, I had been itching to get my hands on my iPad and get back to my blog. I knew that when school started, the time I could devote to blogging would definitely go down. But after a long, busy week, I was excited for Friday night so I could get to business (I don't know if that is lame or not. I am excited about blogging - on a Friday night? I see what my life has devolved to.)...more

Do I have to get out of bed today...

I beat my head against the block until I bled-the writers block that is. Every writer dreads the dead silence that appears when you sit for hours, days, weeks and God I hope it doesn't last, months with no ideas. I have books, book marked articles, quotes binders of exercises-all full of things to help us writers overcome the dreaded block. How much of it works? ...more

Twenty Ways to Deal with Writers Block

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Tuning Out: I Kinda Did

Part of the reason for my absence in the blogosphere the last few months is writer's block, but another thing I've been doing is tuning out. Not a lot, just baby steps. I've only opened Twitter a handful of times in the last 2 months. ...more
@elaineR.N. I know you are ok, I know you are with me. We are connected every evening by WWF :) xomore

Her, Him, Me

Darkness Poem(Irene McKinney)Have you had enough darkness yet?No, I haven't had enough darkness.Have you had enough fire?Maybe.Enough wind and rain?Enough black ink?Ask me again, later.Have you had enough sugar?Definitely.Enough salt? No.I haven't had enough salt.Are you finished with wringing your hands?Definitely.Finished with spiders and silks And creatures of glamour?Probably not.Winsome looks?Completely....more