Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My fickle friend

I read this today
‘Your writing muse, the creative spark that ignites
your imagination. She needs special attention.
Honour your writing muse and watch your work flow’

Mine upped and left me a few weeks ago. It was my fault. Muses are quite possessive creatures and like to have your undivided attention at all times. All the time she has sole occupancy of your mind she is content. She’ll feed you the words that effortlessly and magically appear on your page.
Unfortunately I allowed someone to barge into my life. What happened? My muse started to sulk and made me work a little harder. Then she gave me a few bum-steers which made me write things which I really ought not to have done. When she found the competition overwhelming, she fled.
I assume she was watching from a way off, because when I appeared to distancing myself from the intruder she popped a story into my head. June 27th it was. I remember it well. I posted a story about a toymaker and the comments I received were some of the best I’ve ever had.
But then I started having problems at work and started searching for a new job. Well that was it. I could almost hear her snarling. When she left I seriously though I’d never see her again.
But guess what? I’ve started my new job, the person who meddled with my mind is out of my life and my muse is giving me a second chance. At least I assume she is. After all, I couldn’t come up with this sorry little tale myself, now could I?


  1. Isn't it so nice when the muse comes for another visit. I loved your toymaker story and look forward to seeing more from you soon.

    Congrats on your new job. I'm sure you'll get settled into a routine soon and you'll be swatting at the muse- telling her to slow down a bit. Hope all is well. Have a great night.

  2. Beautiful picture Your muse isn't something outside you Keith it's part of you, something inside. You just reconnect again like today. Probably you had to much other stuff on your mind blocking the way to it

  3. Keith you know I'm ecstatic to see you writing again. To long of a void, good to see this xxxxx

  4. Personally, I thought you were orft to watch the Ashes!

  5. welcome home, muse to keith. i was wondering...

  6. Oh my - I'll be reading the archives to see what I missed, especially the Toymaker!

  7. And happy Birthday a few days late!!!!

  8. It never leaves Keith she just waits in the shadows.until she feels the need ta come out again.....

  9. i am still struggling with the creative side of me.. my muse has up and left me cold.. i dream of the day she returns and i can once again string together a few words,, but until then i will have to pacify myself reading those of my blogging companions...



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