Tuesday, November 06, 2007

in search of the muse

words. words. where are you? lost under a pile of papers? buried in a book i have yet to discover? silenced by a chattering monkey mind? distracted by emergency water work and an exploding toilet? playing hide and seek among endless aisles of library book shelves?

come out, come out, where ever you are. even just a whisper, dear words. i miss you.

8 comments:

Mardougrrl said...

Me too. :( But I have eternal faith in YOUR words, dearie. They will come. They will come. They will come.

Love you, M

Sharon said...

The words are there, merely sleeping under a blanket of 'everyday'. They will come out when it is time...

Endment said...

Hope you find those words!!! I know they are around but they spend so much time hidden... I think when you quit looking they come out and stand in a row in front of you :)

laundrygirl said...

I am doing that novel writing thing this month so I understand this loss for words more than ever. I was told if I write 1667 words a day I could write a novel in 30 days and yet there have been more days that I have NOT written, than I have. In order not to freak out about this, I am simply trusting that the words will come. Meanwhile I am doing things that allow the ideas to marinate in the background of my mind - cooking, walking, showering, sculpting, drawing - all of those things that help me to relax. I was washing dishes when the words came yesterday...
Breathe my friend and be kind to yourself.

Kikipotamus said...

Leave them alone and they'll come home, wagging their tails behind them. --the Tao of Little Bo Peep

Sacred Suzie said...

I hope they come back soon. Perhaps it's because it's the dark time of the month, your words are retreating for a bit but know they will come back.

JuliAnna said...

I stumbled across your lovely, inspiring blog and I want to tell you that having recently finished writing a dissertation that I nursed for many many months, the most helpful thing I learned about coaxing the muse is that sometimes she comes simply because you already started without her--you can get to writing by the act itself--write your way into it. Even if it's crap at the beginning and you feel self-conscious and anxious--keep the pen moving and you can end up in a light-filled place because you wrote your way there.

Melba said...

Do something fun! Go for a long walk. When you are enjoying yourself you will be in a state of allowing and the words will flow!

XO,
Melba