Susan Werner has a song called "Courting the Muse".
This song's been playing in my head a lot lately. By the way, if you don't know Susan Werner, check her out. I saw her in a one lady show 10 years ago and was most impressed!
Stephen King has said many times in his author's notes that he likens getting a story idea to his "muse has shat on his head".
I've been thinking about my muse a lot lately. I think she must be similar to Fawkes the Phoenix and has spent the last 6 months as a pile of ashes. I've been hoping that means that she'll arise with a whole bunch of new ideas for me.
Well, over the last couple months she's started circling my head again....pooping here and there, I'd occasionally get hit with an idea, only to have it roll off my back where it'd be lost before I could grab it. I'd come to the conclusion that the poor muse was constipated! I kept offering her prune flavored crackers....and waited, and waited, and waited for results. Finally, last week, I filled her water bowl with a warm prune juice and Sprite mixture. After all, it's my NEVER FAIL Constipation rememdy.
And as of today, I now have 5 new quilts in my mind and 3 blog posts (counting this one).
So, for the next few days I'll be easy to find. Just look for the girl covered in wet gooey muse shit.
:-) and loving it!
This week I'm thankful for an unplugged muse.