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!
We’re sending you creative thoughts!
Thanks, Dawn. Any and all help is much appreciated!
“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
Droughts are no fun, for gardens or writers! Hope your muse returns soon and in the meantime enjoy a tall glass of ice cold water… (Great poem!)
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!
No fun! But certainly understandable during this fourth wave of Covid.
Are we already in the fourth wave, Laurie?? Good grief, I guess I lost count long ago. This thing has dragged on far too long, messing with our emotions, thoughts, and everything else. I’ll be glad when it finally goes away. Thanks for commiserating!
Same, same, same! Got a brief taste of freedom in June and part of July. Now, it’s back to masks and social distancing. Sigh.
And wasn’t that “taste” of freedom wonderful?? Who knew we’d land almost right back where we started? Grrr.
Yes. Very discouraging and more than a little scary.
Give it time, Debbie. 😁
Thanks, John. My dad always used to tell me that Time heals all wounds. I expect he, like me, would appreciate your kindness and understanding. It’s not easy this writing thing, is it? (And if it were, everybody would be doing it!)
No it is not easy. I have finally gotten over whatever it was holding me up so I would say be patient. 😊
You, too?? Oh, now I feel honored to be in such good company!
Indeed it does pass with time. Still, it can be frustrating when you’re going through it. Hopefully the muse will return soon. 🙂
Thank you, Robin. I hope so — this has been frustrating, to say the least.
We all “lose our muse” now and then, but it will come back! Meanwhile, just enjoy other things that make you happy.
Sounds like good advice, Ann — thank you! I know I’m not the only one (though sometimes it sure feels that way!)
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!
Excessive heat is to blame? Hmm, I never used that excuse (er, reason), but it resonates. Thanks, Linda!