So, I’m scrolling through FB for like the hundredth time today because I’m just not feeling it. The urge to write is not there today and even though I will eventually write because I think it’s important to write everyday, it’s probably not going to be good.                 2502

I thought I’d put down some thoughts about not being inspired.

I am venturing out from my original posts on family and genealogy. I hope you don’t mind. I’m rather at a standstill where my ancestors are concerned. I have more people I could talk about but I need to recheck some details. I’m still working on the Mary Hill murder mystery but there may never be a solution to it. I’m hopeful, though.

I am working on a book, as I’ve mentioned before and it’s turning and twisting on me. My characters are behaving badly and screaming for their say in the story. For any writer’s out there, you know what I’m talking about.

I planned and still do plan to sit down, well, I’m already sitting, and give at least one character her say and she is, I think, going to be my most difficult character. I get tired thinking about it. Maybe I need a nap. Am I procrastinating? You bet.

I mentioned that I come to writing as an older person. I am 57. So, not so old, they tell me 50 is the new 30, funny, but old enough that I have been and done many other things in my life. However, I always, in some fashion, thought of myself as a writer, sporadic as it may have been.


At this point in my life, I have decided to make writing a habit. This involves, as I said, writing every day. However, I wonder what Aristotle would have thought about being uninspired. There have to be times when he put the writing utensil down and said, I’m not feeling it today or some version of that. It’s not that I feel I’m running out of time, it’s just that I feel I’m running out of time!!!!!!!!

It’s a big change at this time of in my life. Long overdue, actually, but still, a big change.

To all you writers and readers out there, don’t despair. We all have days when what ever we need just isn’t there. Be brave. I’m going to try. I’m off to fight with my characters. Thanks again for your time.

Hello. I am the author of the Historical Fiction novel called Mamie Garrison. It is a tale of slavery, abolition, romance and history, set in the years just prior to the Civil War. It is available on Kindle for .99 and also in paperback. Mamie Garrison has a dual storyline. The present day story involves Bella and Andrew finding Mamie's journals. Their story includes romance and paranormal aspects. Mamie's story follows her adventures as an abolitionist through her journals. There are some mysteries as well as an unusual background in Mamie's life. I have completed book two in my series. Colin Garrison, Book 2 of The Garrisons is available at Please see my Colin Garrison page under the menu option for a small sample of this new book. The third and final book in the series, Emily Garrison is now available. Please see above for link. I am 62 with one adult child and one grandchild. I have always enjoyed the written word and have been a voracious reader from my early youth. I am inspired by many authors in the historical fiction genre. I am also a lover of Russian literature, particularly Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. I find great inspiration for creating characters by looking at the ones these two authors have created. There is such a depth to them. I have written for most of my life in one form or another. I have dabbled in poetry and songwriting, and have more started novels than finished ones. In my free time, I like reading, history and travel. I am interested in genealogy and working on my family tree. I live in St Louis.

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