Last week, I had nothing to say. Okay, not nothing, but nothing I felt was going to add real value to your week.
It wasn’t that I ditched writing…oh no, there were story deadlines hitting me from every direction. But when it came to the blog, I felt exhausted. Nothing. Nada. Not one little slice of inspiration.
So I decided to say nothing.
In the world where we are inundated with opinions, ideas and thoughts from everyone every direction, I reckon sometimes saying nothing is the best plan. Instead, I just got on with my other writing work. Quietly. Without fanfare.
Should we all give up writing?
Writers should take a year off, and give us all a break: http://t.co/XC9AlXmQbc
— The Guardian (@guardian) August 16, 2013
While I had a great time on twitter with Megan Blandford joking about not writing (prompted by this Guardian article above – feel free to jump onboard our ‘pay us not to write’ kickstarter campaign) there’s some food for thought in there too.
If I have nothing to say and there is no real deadline looming, should I write? Mostly, yes. Because writing is a discipline – and it’s waaaaaay too easy not to.
But I don’t know that what I had last week was writer’s block. I just had nothing to add. I needed to use my energy for other things. So I said nothing. No fanfare. No announcement. Just nothing.
For the comments below: How about you? If you have nothing to say – or blog about – what do you do?