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Friday, 8 October 2010

Not Amused!

Don't you just love this grumpy cookie!

My muse is sulking at the moment. She had Delusions of Grandeur recently. Naturally, she wanted to be the best, to be short-listed, chosen as a runner-up or better still as the winner. When she wasn't even long-listed for the various competitions, she just folded her arms and turned away with her nose in the air.

The sniffs and heavy sighing spoke volumes!

She knows that 100's of people take part in those competitions and that many have more experience than she does. I tell her for every 100 novelists there is only one successful short story writer and I tell her she's already had 3 things published in mags this year. However, she's not ready to think rationally at the moment.

So, I've decided to bide my time until the call to write overcomes her and then we'll be back on track.

Usually when I feel lacking in inspiration, I:
  • Go out : Oh dear the car is being repaired. Perhaps a nice walk?
  • Do housework: The chores help me switch off so that my brain is trying less hard to be cleverly creative. Ah yes those curtains need a wash.
  • Read a ‘How to Write' book: Practicing some of the exercises can set off an idea for a story.
  • Watch a film: Again it helps me switch off and forget my angst. Now which one shall I choose? Costume drama? Chick Flick? Young Adult? Sci Fi? Humour?

Does your muse sulk? What do you do?

I did some chores and then went out for a walk and on my way home the sun broke through the clouds like a spotlight. Then an idea for a story popped into my head.