Sisterhood of the Blogging Pants

Last Friday, I attended a going away bash for the fabulous Ruffly and Sweet and her husband. I was honored to meet many of the people that I had heard so much about.

As we sat around making small talk, Jackie asked me what I did and I said that I blogged and that I was on the lovely RufflyandSweet’s blog roll. Come to find out that Jackie, Nicole and I were her entire blog roll.  It was a lovely coincidence that we discovered ourselves and I’m honored to be listed with these lovely ladies. We’ve dubbed ourselves the Sisterhood of the Blogging Pants.

It continues to amaze me how wonderfully easy it is to connect with fellow writers. It was an honor to meet these ladies and I can’t wait to see what they blog about next. I encourage you to follow the blogs of my new foodie friends, For the Loaf of Bread and Foodie Reflections. And don’t forget to follow RufflyandSweet!

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The Writer’s Arch-Nemisis: Writer’s Block

At one time or another, and more than writers like to admit, we get writer’s block. Being uninspired is frustrating and always seems to come at a time where it is very unwelcome. Whether it is right before a deadline or when you want to write for yourself, it’s frustrating.

That’s how this post came about.  My good friend and fellow blogger at Ruffly and Sweet asked me what I was planning on blogging about this week and I said that I didn’t know. She told me that is exactly what I should blog about.

This is the first time that I haven’t come across an article that I wanted to blog about or have had a fabulous experience that I wanted to share for Person of Letters. I just haven’t really been inspired to write and I haven’t been writing as often. But for me, the best thing to do when I’m feeling uninspired it to talk it out, either to myself or to those around me who are willing to listen. That’s how I became inspired today.

I’m the ultimate procrastinator and that coupled with writer’s block can make what I do extra difficult, but this is when I thrive. I feel my writing is best when the pressure is on and I know that I have to put my nose to the grindstone and turn things out quickly. I’ve always been this way and let’s face it; I’m not going to change. So I cope and I trudge through and I continue to write.

How do you cope with writer’s block? What do you do to get inspired? Share you suggestions for coping with writer’s block in the comments section!