I Have A Secret

English: Mangrove skipper, Phocides pigmalion ...

English: Mangrove skipper, Phocides pigmalion seen in in the wild in the butterfly island in Secret Woods Nature Center in Florida. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


We all have at least one, right? A secret. We don’t share it with anyone. Or maybe we share the secret with a select few.

I am going to share a secret with you.

I sometimes have no motivation write. No motivation to do so at all.


For various reasons. Sometimes I am just so overworked due to extra shifts at the inn  that I am too tired to even think about writing. Other times, I am just plain stressed out and don’t want to add anything else to my plate.

And sometimes while I am happy as a clam to sit down and write a short story, I have no desire to do anything by way of non-fiction.

What do I do?

Whatever I want. If laying in bed for a day watching movies is all I feel like doing, that is what I do. If going for a walk and spending hours photographing nature is my true desire for the day, I do that. If sitting down and writing a new short story is more appealing… you get the picture.


Because we all need a break sometimes. A mental break from all the work.

Shannon L. Buck




About Shannon L. Buck

Hello. My name is Shannon, and I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters, and Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres. At some point, I would like to travel. It would be a true writing adventure.