The Patient Scribbler

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Spongebob Squarepants

I sit and stare
The page unmarred
Pristine and white
Waiting for my muse

Pencil touches paper
Gently gliding
As an idea flows
Only to be erased

Minutes pass
Though it may be hours
Nothing seems to stick
Except eraser crumbs

Impatience looming
My hands tremble
Something has to give
For progress to be made

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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27 Responses to The Patient Scribbler

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  2. Been there, done that, got the tee-shirt, mass-produced it in a sweatshop…

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  3. Hey! It sounds like you have a camera in my room. (The one with the computer keyboard in it)

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  4. L. Marie says:

    That was definitely me the other day. . . . And today. . . .

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  5. jowensauthor says:

    Reblogged this on Jeanne Owens, author and commented:
    How well I know this feeling!

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  6. twixie13 says:

    I know this all too well. Sort of the same with visual art, mixed with the gut-wrenching terror of “What if this isn’t good enough?!”.

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    • That has to be frightening. A typo in a novel can be fixed with Word. Not so easy with a drawing. Unless I don’t know a trick.

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    • Gradmama2011 says:

      I have this feeling with everything I write, and very, very occasionally I actually discard something I wrote because I hate it. As for visual art…I passed on any talent in my ancestry to my kids…and grands…and great-grands. All my drawings are flat: my animals look the same except for different ears and longer legs. πŸ™‚

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      • I used to be decent at drawing, but I stopped doing it. Totally forgot how shading works, which is a shame. To be fair, I was more of a copier than drawing without a visual aid. So I don’t think I’d have gotten very far.

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      • Gradmama2011 says:

        not me, the closest I get to visual art is beading, or crocheting….I llike photography tho, varying degrees of success.

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      • Never had that skill. Point, pray, and shoot are my methods. πŸ™‚

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      • Gradmama2011 says:

        works for me! I do try, some of my recent efforts have been successful in close-up shots of flowers, etc. Most of my work is landscapes, animals, travel shots…etc. Have a look if you’re so inclined, search photographs….or My Place… πŸ™‚

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      • Nice photos. Love the flower ones. I tend to only take pictures when I’m on an outing with my son. It’s still rare since I’m the one running around with him or at least watching. My wife is the shutterbug.

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      • Gradmama2011 says:

        thanks for looking! I have so much trouble getting good clear shots of the flowers, but some of them turn out. I like photographing spiders, too, and have some pics I’m proud of, although some of my readers don’t like spiders. πŸ™‚

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  8. Gradmama2011 says:

    good poem, my feelings exactly.

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