The Digital Distance: That Lovely Place Between Words


Hello Everyone

I haven’t written a word for five days now.

Not that I’m counting.


I normally write 200 words per day.

Or at least try to.

Sometimes less. Sometimes more.

I’m fine with not writing anything.

I learned a long time ago not to be hard on myself when I wasn’t writing.

But I do prefer to be writing all the same.

When this happens to me I imagine that I am in that lovely place between words.

We are all in that place.

Sometimes not for long.

The time it takes to finish a sentence.

Or weld three sentences to form a paragraph.

Eight paragraphs to become a chapter.

Other times the time it takes for the words to begin again.

I have been in that lovely place for five days now.

I am fine with this.

I am simply waiting for that next …

Are you there too?

Author: Barnaby Taylor

Inspired by his passion for films and video games, Barnaby Taylor loves writing dystopian science fiction and horror. He has recently written the VIRO series about a gang of teenagers struggling to survive in a world overrun by the infected. There are currently three books in the series and Book Four is on the way. VIRO is rapidly infecting the Amazon charts and gaining rave reviews along the way. Here's one of the latest reviews: 'I found myself sucked right into the characters and never-ending action and gore page after page. I very rarely buy books, but immediately purchased number two which I found equally as engrossing. Yesterday I bought book three in the VIRO series and instead of a good night's sleep I've got red eyes and a need for Red Bull! Fantastic series for all my zombie lovers out there!' Book One is currently FREE to download at the following links: Barnaby posts weekly updates on his writing on his blog and you can follow these updates at You can also find him on Twitter @BarnabyFTaylor.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.