Friday, September 01, 2006

Topical depression

Sorry about the silence this past week. I'm in a funk, and it's not the George Clinton kind. I started a few posts -- the planetary verdict on Pluto, an Emmys analysis, and others -- but have lacked the energy and enthusiasm to complete them.

Here at Brevity, a lot of September has been planned, but we'll see if it comes to fruition. Maybe the Columnist Manifesto is right, and there is such a thing as blog depression.

55 Fiction Friday can be fashionably late.


Tess was the strongest interpreter at the United Nations. Her roommate Tyra was the fastest fact checker at the New York Times, situated only a few blocks away.

Countless weekends were spent planning a worldwide coup. But they settled on lesser acts: a local politician’s perversion of Malaysian customs, a crossword puzzle impossible to finish.

8 comments:

Janelle Renee said...

There is such a thing as blog depression.

Hang in there, Neel!

Mariam said...

Neel...My suggestion is to take advantage of what Las Vegas has to offer to rejuvinate your blogging experience. Babycakes, you live in sin city! Nothing makes you want to write a post more than when you have a story that involves two transsexual strippers, a hot tub filled with brandy, and a prominent presidential candidate. Just saying.

Oscar Madison said...

I've been through two of them. They pass. Of course, for some people, the depression passes and they stop blogging. I hope that's not you -- too much cleverness in this blog.

MysticDollarRedemption said...

I totally get those days. And then I feel bad for keeping all my readers out in the cold, but it happens.

Moral Turpitude said...

I understand this feeling. Get you some chocolate.

slskenyon said...

I have certainly gone through that--sometimes I am really geared up when I start a post and then mid-way through, I am completely depleted of the inspiration needed to finish it. It will come back, though, at some point. Who knows? Your next post could blow all the rest of them out of the water.

Absent-minded Secretary said...

I think that I will add my voice to the choir of yeses that there is blog depression, as well as the yeses that we hope to see some blog happiness from you soon! :)

Janelle Renee said...

Just checking in on you. Still got the blog blues? It's all beta's fault! Stupid Beta.