What Do You Say On the Days You Don’t Know What To Say?

I made a promise to myself that I would really focus on writing a blog post on a very regular basis.  At first it was everyday but then I realized that I wanted my weekends to be about reading, or doing research, or marketing myself in some way.  I still have work to do on the marketing part of that equation.  

However, I won’t pretend like it is not a struggle to produce words that will be thought provoking and inspirational (hopefully you guys do consider them inspirational) on a consistent basis.  Some days I really just don’t know what to say.  Some days I go through the whole day and I don’t hear anything that inspires me or gives me an insight into what to write for you guys.  

I tend to feel really inadequate as a writer on those days when I don’t know what to say.  People have this misconception that writers know exactly the right things to say and sometimes we just don’t.  Sometimes our minds are focused on whatever project we are working on and that is what consumes us.  Today is one of those days for me.  

I have thoughts of finishing my novel going through my head and where to go next with it.  I have thoughts of the next novel project that can either be a Young Adult novel or an Adult fiction novel but I haven’t quite decided which way to take it just yet.  I have a non-fiction book that I am trying to figure out what direction I want to go with it because it is a book that will be about my weight loss journey which is more about becoming a healthier and happier version of myself but it will also incorporate details of my childhood so it might actually border on something close to a memoir.  

That is what has been on my mind all day and thus I couldn’t really come up with anything to say today.  So I hope that you will understand my lack of inspiration in my blog post today but I did keep my promise I made to myself to continue posting on a daily basis.  Maybe tomorrow I will know exactly what words to say. 


Jimmetta Carpenter


The Diary: Succession of Lies (Now Available)

Writing as “Jaycee Durant”







3 thoughts on “What Do You Say On the Days You Don’t Know What To Say?”

  1. I can relate – for myself with my blog and thinking up ideas to post, it’s been weird how easy it for me lately. I think because I took pressure off myself to think of the perfect topic just perfectly related to my topic and extremely informative. Lately I’ve posted creative fiction, observations, just everything. I broke all the rules I swore I wouldn’t break.

    As far as writing projects it sounds like you have a lot on your plate! Good for you! For me, I’m working on my 2nd draft for my book. VERY slow goings. I’m also contemplating a short story. Is that slow or what? But I’m reading more lately, so that may be why my focus is altered.

    That’s okay though. I’m feeling good about where my book is going. I”m glad I’m taking my time.

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