Musing About Muses

Jan 11, 2011 in

I've come across a bit of a dilemma. There's an opportunity for me to have a new muse, and it'll only stay for about a week - two, at the very most. Why is this such a dilemma? It's because if I take on this muse, I don't think I'll be able to turn back for about a month or two. That may not seem like such a long time, but a lot of things can happen in a month. The thing is that I've almost always writing with a muse in my mind, and I haven't had one in a while. As you can see, I haven't been posting short stories lately. I can still write poems and stuff, but plot-wise? Not so much. It could just be that my brain is being stubborn and refusing to let me plot out elaborate stories, or it could be that I don't have a muse. I'm trying to think with a clear mind about a storyline that I've been working on for a long time, but somehow, my brain just freezes and comes up blank… Except for once a few days ago while I was thinking about that muse.

Clearly, I need to think harder. I really don't want to have to use a muse all the time, because I now know what happens when the muse goes away. I'll have to give it my best shot.

If I'm being confusing here, you might want to read this. If I'm still being too vague, well, muses confuse me too, sometimes...