Monday, July 9, 2012

Well This is Awkward....

Hey everyone, I wish I had a new caption for you after my week long absence, but sadly I do not. I'm kind of in a weird place right now in terms of writing. I don't want to call it writer's block, as that implies an underlying frustration about wanting to write and not being able to. What I'm going through right now is a complete lack of inspiration and motivation. I've been meaning to write something new for the past four days, but as you can see that hasn't happened.

So here's what's happened the past few times I've gone to write a new caption:
  • I open up my "To Caption" folder of images
  • Scan through all of them, find nothing I want to write about
  • Close the folder, head over to my usual image sites looking for new material
  • Find nothing that inspires any kind of caption
  • Start exploring other websites that I don't usually use for captioning
  • Remember why I don't use other sites after finding nothing once again
  • Read other captioners' work in an attempt to get inspired
  • Eventually close the internet and just let my mind wander to see if it latches on to anything in particular
  • Give up and plan on writing something new tomorrow
I don't end up frustrated or angry like I do when I have a story but it just won't come out right. I just feel slightly disappointed and then I get on with the rest of my day.

So now I've decided that this pattern isn't working for me. I'm going to be taking some time off from the tg world in hopes that coming back with fresh eyes and a clear mindset will get the stories flowing once again. Hopefully this will clear up in a few more days and I'll be back to turning out new stuff before you know it.

Ugh, it seems like all I do recently is take time off. Remember the days when I was putting out three new captions a week, every week? Yeah, that was cool... Someday I'll be back to that level. Or at least that's the dream. Anyway, I hope to be back soon, thanks for your patience.


  1. Rauk,

    I'm sorry to hear that you've been having trouble making caps. I can sympathize with that feeling as that's often how my own 'block' manifests itself.

    I hope the time off lets you recharge those creative batteries and will anxiously await your return!

  2. I know sweetie.. for me the images hvae to talk to me.. and sometimes they dont.. They do usually when i save them and put them in the folder, but later the silence is deafening.
    You will come back..


  3. Step back, take some deep breaths, clear your mind, focus on nothing... "Feel the force flow through you... when you are calm, at peace, Yes!" ... or something like that.

    I'm sorry that you've hit a spot of trouble, Rauk. And sorry that I Haven't been visiting and commenting supportively.

    Researchers say that one of the best ways to get things done is to take a break and step away from the desk. So be well and untroubled!


  4. if you would like I could send in some requests? not sur eof that would help but if your willing I would love to help.

    1. Feel free to send in a request any time. I can't promise that it'll end up as a finished caption, but I'm open to at least trying almost anything.