Tuesday, December 2, 2008
It's just that lately, when I've been trying to outline my current WIP or brainstorm some fabulous magazine article ideas, I'm drawing a blank. Actually, it's an echoing yawning chasm with just the merest hint of a low-level fog. Can you hear the hounds howling from above?
Sure, I've just had some recent back-to-back Great Shashoombas, but one cannot survive on shashoombas alone. A regular influx of muse-ness, no matter how small, is required.
So where do I get my hands on some muse-ness? Is there a muse store?
Yes. It's called "look around you." Le sigh.
Other authors and craftspeople take a peek out the window and find inspiration. They read a newspaper article, and a nine-book series suddenly pops into their head. A chorus of a song on the radio has an artist selecting a brush and palette to put the melody onto the canvas.
And here I am, feeling meh about it all. Even with all the holiday stuff swirling around me.
Perhaps it's a little NaNo letdown. Not that my non-qualifying word count is anything to sneeze at, but once I stopped writing, I... how you say... stopped. Then the shashoombas came over for a visit. Sure, I made a heap of notes, but I still didn't open up the manuscript.
Man, I wonder which excuse I'll have to blame this on? ;)
Good things can happen on Tuesdays. So let me see what I can whip up before midnight.
posted by Bonnie Staring at 10:08 PM