Yesterday I posted an update (click here to read it). In it I stated I haven’t done any writing lately. The biggest reason is my concentration has been horrid since the surgery. Also my creativity has been in hiding.
Today my muse played peek-a-boo with me. I was sitting at the computer playing solitaire, while listening to The Voice on the TV behind me. A few minutes after the show ended and the room got quite a spark flared in my head. I wasn’t thinking about any story things at all but an amazing idea for my witch story came to me.
I stared at my monitor and let the thoughts flow. Then when I figured nothing else was going to spring up I grabbed a pen and my spiral and wrote down everything I came up with. While writing these thoughts, other ideas joined them and I wrote two pages worth of stuff. I’m still a big flighty so I’ll have to read over it again later but at this point I am happy. I really think I can use these new ideas in my story. One actually fixes a problem that’s been bugging me for a while.
It’s not much of a start to getting back to myself but it IS a start! I was only playing the silly game because I don’t feel good today and I was bored and tired of laying down. Before the surgery if I wasn’t feeling inspired I would play solitaire because it would quiet my mind when I had too much going on in my head and let me think about my stories. So I shouldn’t be surprised the first time I feel creative after the surgery happened while doing the same thing that’s helped me so many times before.
Six minutes of writing was all I had in me but it’s so encouraging. Now I have something to work from. This is why I advocate sneaking in at least six minutes to write whenever you can. Normally I do this on Saturdays but since I’m stuck in the house for a while, everyday is like a Saturday!
I’m closer to reaching my most important goal from yesterday’s post: writing! I am so excited I had to share it with all of you.
The picture, which made me think about how my muse let me know it’s still alive and well, is courtesy of Ryan McGuire