Writing Drought

There’s only one person who needs a glass of water oftener than a small child tucked in for the night, and that’s a writer sitting down to write. ~Mignon McLaughlin, American journalist and author

My writing muse has taken flight,

Her disappearance is a fright.

No work in stages,

No counting of pages.

I swear, this just doesn’t feel right.

The drought will pass, or so I’m told,

No need for me myself to scold.

The muse will come back;

I’ll give her no flack

When a manuscript I unfold!

22 thoughts on “Writing Drought

  1. “The drought will pass, or so I’m told,

    No need for me myself to scold.”

    You’re absolutely right, Debbie, your muse will return. Perhaps she’s taking a brief summer vacation because of all this heat and humidity. LOL!

    But I have to say, this limerick is awesome! So she can’t be that far away!

    Happy Wednesday, my friend! X

    • I’m right there with her then, if she’s taking a break because of this heat and humidity. Hasn’t it been beastly?? Walking poor Monkey at the crack of dawn is tough on both of us in this weather. And sadly, there doesn’t seem to be any relief in sight … at least not for the foreseeable future. Thank Heave for air-conditioning, huh?!! xo

    • Thanks, Barbara. Yes, it’s not fun being in a drought (weather-wise or professionally). Still, I’m grateful for being able to string words together at all in this heat, ha!

  2. Sometimes disengaging is the best solution. And you’re exactly right that the heat can bake our brains. I have a hard time writing in truly hot weather. Part of it’s because I work in the heat and am tired all the time, but there’s just something about heat that’s hard. If I’m going to sweat over my writing, I’d prefer metaphorical sweat, thank you very much!

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