Me: What should I write about today for NaNoWriMo?
Me: One “Mo.”
Matt: Is that still going? I thought it was just a week.
Me: What do you think the “Mo” stands for?
Matt: How am I supposed to know?
Me: Don’t you read my …?
Matt: I read your blog everyday (he inserts before I finish the question. Methinks Boy has prepared for questions such as this).
Me: Then you should know I’m aiming to write everyday this month. I know what I’m writing for Monday, but I’m stuck on today.
Matt: The good thing about writing is you can write about anything: making chili or the kids running around with laser pointers.
(Before you credit him with putting to practice my Days 2 & 3 of NaNoWriMo, let me note that Matt was merely summarizing the events surrounding our conversation – I was making chili and the boys were running around with laser pointers).
Me: You are unhelpful.
Matt: I am coming down from a caffeine high. It’s like there’s a light bulb in my mind that’s flickering off.
So literary, this boy, but it diagnoses my writer’s fog. I, like Matt, also drank a second cup of coffee today, and the high is wearing off just in time for Sunday movie and a nap. I’m not too worried because I do know what I’m writing about tomorrow.
But what if next Sunday rolls around, and I don’t know what to write about writing? How about you help me out? Use the comments to to throw me some topics. I’ve always wanted to play Dear Abby (the writer version), so you’d be helping me cross that item off the bucket list.