Welcome to my digital writing journal, or mydigitalclutter. What started as a family blog almost two years ago has morphed into my writing therapy. This is where I do a lot of free writing, mostly about my life with my family and the things that catch my interest. While nowhere even close to perfect, in each post I like to see how my writing is changing with time and practice. Most posts are left unedited for this reason, so if you don't mind, take the journey with me.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

And the Muse has left the building....

My muse is gone. I think she took a vacation and didn't leave me any contact info. I think she got a little fed up with the chaos that is my house, and decided to pack her bags and head for calmer, greener pastures.

I miss her, and am thinking of anything that I can do to get her back. What this means, is that I lost all progress I had made in putting words together in coherent sentences (at least I think they are coherent). I opened the file on my computer and the words swam in front of my eyes, and then a child called for a bath towel, while another mentioned a HUGE craft project that needed to be done before school tomorrow. Of course, I think I may have actually pushed my muse out the front door while I let in some ladies from church to practice singing. Let me just say at this point, that my muse is not a musical one. While she enjoys the ambient music that I may have playing in the background while I write, she does not enjoy my piano playing abilities. She knew what was happening and was fine with the hiatus.

So here I sit, blogging, instead of productive writing. I guess any writing is better than none, but it isn't the same. If anyone has seen my wayward muse, please send her back my way. I'd like some inspiration!

7 Lovely Scribbles to Me:

Terresa said...

Your muse will find her way back to you...I just know it! Sometime everyday life gets in the way and shoves mine head-first out the door. Don't lose heart! ;)

jt_mama said...

My suggestion (if you are even looking for one) is that you must make a date for your writing and that is what you are doing. If I have learned anything the last 7 years with working/family/self/spouse is that multi-tasking is a joke. When you ar taking care of your kids, be with your kids. WHen you are talking to your husband, give him your undivided attention. When you are doing your scheduled writing, write. We cannot expect to function as whole people when we are slivered. Hey- I like that. :-)

One Cluttered Brain said...

ow yourmuse has taken a hike...Don't worry you'll get it back... but in the meanttime you won an award on my blog! Lovely Blog award! Come check it out and tell us all about it!

One Cluttered Brain said...

Ooops that was I know your muse... Sorry. I have slow fingers that can't keep up with my brain...

giddymomof6 said...

LOLOL! This was awesome! Your blog is cute and I LOVE this post. I have so been there, done that--er, well my muse has! LOL! Thanks for the laughs. Jenni

Mona said...

Every writer's muse takes a break on occasion...there must be a union for muses that insists they have the right to vamoose when THEY want to vamoose...no deference to when and where they are most needed. Freaky, flighty, flaky little things -- they only thing that beats them into submission is writing IN SPITE OF their absence. When you do that, they always come home.

Merrianne said...

lol
i know the feeling!
i'mm be on the lookout for your Muse... of course... i might use it a little bit before i give it back to ya :)

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