Water, water everywhere and nothing to write…


I’ve been avoiding writing for the blog. There are plenty more important to do in life, right? And years ago I named this blog writing in the water, and doesn’t that sound like a place for writing advice?

I don’t have any writing advice. If you want to write, write. Don’t say you don’t have the time. Of course you don’t have the time. Write anyway.

Otherwise, other smarter, more interesting people have written great books about writing. Read them.

I think I’m going to change the name of this blog and maybe change the attitude. We’ll see.

How’s your blogging going lately?

15 thoughts on “Water, water everywhere and nothing to write…

  1. I rather like the name of the blog and don’t necessarily think it means you must write about writing. It sounds fluid- ephemeral, if you will. I come here for your take on life and your thoughts. You have a way with words that’s refreshing. Of course, changing the name is your choice. I’ll stop by no matter what the sign over the door says.

    My blogging? Sad, to say the least. I’ve thought about a name change, too. If only to stir it up, freshen it if only for me. What the heck- creative license, right?

    Best to you. 🙂

    1. Yes, to stir it up a bit. That’s my idea. But maybe I won’t. I guess we both need to take a break or come up with a new vision. That’s the hard part! Thanks for continuing to read, Tonia.

  2. So, the snowflakes are back.

    I’ve always liked the name of this blog. The only thing it suggested to me — the ripples, spreading outward, gradually diminishing — was the feeling of impermanence which the Interwebs kind of naturally impose on any writing or art posted online. (Maybe what I’m after is more like “ephemeral” than “impermanent.”)

    My own blogging: just when I’m thinking I need to resume something like a REAL posting schedule, almost everybody I’ve been seriously following for the last 4+ years is going into seclusion, fading away, whatever. Razzbazz. I posted something the other day — and I’m NOT trolling for readers — which is way too long for a blog post (and I also spent way too much time and energy into writing and revising it), but it doesn’t feel right to be schlepped around for print, either, or even e-pub. I doubt that more than 2 or 3 people will ever read it, except by accident… which rather upsets me now that I’m thinking about it!

    1. I know how you feel about the snowflakes, but I do like them. I don’t, however, turn them on. They just show up, and then they’ll disappear.

      You have a great blog and you do post regularly! I’ve fallen off reading though. I can’t keep up, I fall behind, I get discouraged or frustrated, I run out of energy. Bah.

      But your an excellent writer and when your novel gets published you’ll be happy you have this brilliant archive of yours and such.

  3. Brianna Soloski

    My little blog is okay. I’m struggling to find enough variety to justify blogging three days a week. I know myself, though, and I’ll feel guilty if I blog any less than that. My views and comments are way down compared to earlier this year. I’m not sure what the plan is for 2013.

  4. Traditional blogging hasn’t been my thing in a long while, though it worked for me for years. Now I’m dedicated to my tumblr site, which feels more like curating. It is an immediate way of offering something up, feeds my soul, doesn’t require a schedule and with no comments expected, is very freeing. The format also frees me to focus my own writing (journaling for me, poetry for hopeful publication). So that is what works for now. I’m sure you’ll figure out something that works for you Marta- you’re creative that way 🙂

  5. Writing in the water by any other name would be the same. Write what you will. You dictate your own inspiration. I like reading what you write no matter the content. I am enjoying my blog and writing and creating seems to be holding me together. Without creativity, family (my partner & animals), books, films, friends where would we be. All the other essentials are there also. I am lucky and yet struggle as everyone else does in their own way. I love the title: “Writing in the water.” Two of my favorite things. It’s original and unique and there is nothing in the name that says your are confining yourself to just write only about writing or that you are going to be writing about writing at all. I just see that you may be doing some writing in the water. 😉 j.k.

  6. You know me, I just throw up stuff…most posts are done in under 15 minutes.
    I just revised my first blog as well. Introducing secrets, goblins and trying to figure out the holidays on the main one. And yes, thank you for your comments and making me laugh.

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