The ideas are there, but they just aren’t flowing the way I want them to. It’s sort of depressing. Each time I get a new idea, something distracts me from getting it down. Whether it be my son, or something else.
My muse seems to have disappeared. I hope she comes back, ’cause I like writing out stories about characters people hardly know. I don’t post my stories up here because they are really long and who wants to stare at a screen for several hours trying to read through the half-assed version of one story that has weak points and typos?
Sure it’s raw material, but really it’s not my best. I don’t feel it’s worthy enough for me to post it. Having several idea run through my head at once is the perfect recipe for me to go in to creative overload. This is a bad thing, since they tend to trigger panic attacks. Tim knows first hand how hard those hit me.
I think the reason I am typing this up right now is because of the simple fact my brain is draining out the rabble and babble to make room for my muse. She’s very greedy and likes to keep my mind set on one thing for hours and hours until she disappears for several days, leaving me high and dry and with ideas I can’t complete.
Eventually she comes back and pokes my brain into working correctly until the process repeats. Though usually she doesn’t leave me feeling empty, and inspires me to write more on my own. But sometimes, she leaves when I have the ideas, and thus a build creates. Forcing myself to write is a hassle, because I spend my time staring at the paper however, draining my mind like I am now helps a great deal.
Those who know their Greek Mythology will know that the Muses are a sisterhood of goddesses who embodied the arts and the creation process. The King of Mezadonia named his daughter after each one of the Muses, claiming that their talent was equal to that of the Muse she was named after. Such wasn’t the case andthe daughters were turned into Magpies and Jackdaws.
The Muses are:
Calliope: Muse of Epic or Heroic Poetry
Clio: Muse of History
Erato: Muse of Love or Erotic Poetry
Euterpe: Music and Lyric Poetry
Melpomene: Muse of Tragedy
Polyhymnia: Muse of Sacred song
Terpsichore: Muse of Choral Song and Dance
Thalia: Muse of Comedy and Bucolic Poetry
Urania: Muse of Astronomy
Here’s to hoping my muse comes back soon
Keep it real and rockin’