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Getting inspired to write

I’ve made up my mind to become a serious writer and am spending a lot more time at my computer with that in mind but writer’s block is very real. I can sit here and think and think until I sink into sleep…  again. I’ve gone to bed very late several nights in a row because I fell asleep at the computer trying so very hard to accomplish some writing.

I was struggling with this again last Thursday evening when I decided on a different approach. I got up from the computer, went outside and began walking around my house. Since I was writing for children, I focused on how I felt about the topic I was writing on when I was a child. I continued sorting out memories and what would and wouldn’t fit into the specific theme I needed to write on. I kicked the leaves and twigs as I tried to go back in time and then called my dog. It was my dog that actually was the catalyst that brought a workable story to my mind. I went back into the house, sat at my computer and soon had my story written out. I’ve made several revisions and received a couple of critiques on it by now.  Soon I’ll be putting it into the mail.

So what have I learned? When I get writer’s block I must get up and shuffle about and loosen up my mind. Today I wrote a second article. Maybe I can get over that writers block yet.

Growing baby bluebirds

Day 8, baby bluebirds

I peeked into the bluebird box again today. I only see four beaks, but I suspect all five are in there and alive. I suspect there is one in the back that is facing the back of the box and its bill is not visible. The color of the birds is uniform in the nest. I wonder if they can open their eyes yet. I don’t see any eyes, but the one on the front right looks like it could open. I found a web page that said they open their eyes at between eight to eleven days. I’ll have to wait another day or two and check again. I wish I knew what made the white spots on the back of the nest box.

Mama Bluebird watching me check her nest

Here’s Mom on the fence watching me peek into her nest. She is such a good mama, and Papa Bluebird is a good papa too. They both keep busy taking care of the babies and chasing away the Mockingbirds.

Pictures and text copyright © 2008 by Janice Green

My other blogs

Hi to my visitors. 

     I started this blog without a special theme to hold it together so my writing has been pretty hit or miss.  I can’t promise to do better just now as I have started additional blogs that are focused on special topics I like to write about. 

      My best so far has been His Whisperings: 


In His Whisperings I am blogging on the scripture references given in my United Methodist Sunday school quarterly.  I understand these same references are used by most Christian denominations in their basic Sunday school lesson plans, so I’ve been impressed with the number of hits I’ve been receiving there.

     My next most active blog may be Tales from the Kid in Me:


I have always enjoyed writing about incidents in my past and about my family.  So this blog is turning out to be a lot of fun.  I am attempting to write it as I might have done when I was at the particular age of the incident I am describing.  So far I am writing about incidents that have happened, though I may create a few in my imagination or change a few details to make it more interesting.  I trust this will be great practice for me as I continue to aspire to become published as a children’s author.

First Blog Award

I have been given by Pen of Passion the following award.roar.jpgIn my opinion, a good piece of writing has

1) A topic that catches my attention

2) Content that will keep my attention

3) Humor, writing to lift me up, or information to teach me something


I would like to pass this award to these five worthy bloggers:

happywonderer, plummershollow, fatfinch, rjhenz, hikerdude.


The rules are as follows:

1. Link back to the person that tagged you in your post.
2. List three things that you believe are necessary to make writing good and powerful.
3. Tag five other people via comment.

To Speak or Not to Speak

© Copyright 2004 by Janice Green

Shout it out,
do not pout.
Without a doubt
to go without
speaking your mind
would be unkind
to yourself.

But then again
words spin
in the wind
and when
they return
you may get burned
for your neglect
of respect.