Too many words

I haven’t been blogging much lately and that seems to be the opening line of my last few blog posts. Recurring theme perhaps? It’s not that I haven’t had anything to blog about, no quite the opposite. My brain is full of blog fodder, but getting it in order is the difficult part.

When I come to blog I tend to let the words just roll off my fingertips, direct from my brain. A lot of the time they don’t make much sense until I go back and edit them, putting them in a sensible order and polishing the paragraphs so they are nice and shiny. But lately I’ve been confused.

The words that are coming are tangled and intertwined with each other, like those Christmas lights at the bottom of our Christmas box. You know the ones that no one has the patience to untangle each year? Perhaps that’s it? I don’t have the patience right now to untangle my muddled words. The words keep piling in on top of each other like a car crash and the wreckage is quite daunting.

The thoughts that consume my mind are noisy and need to be let loose and my writing is suffering. But I don’t know what the answer is. Maybe a week on a tropical island?

How do you deal with a jumbled brain?