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JANUARY 27, 2013 10:11PM

The Muse Stops Here... Please?

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 Ian Vicknair

I've seriously neglected my blog for many months now. For a long while, I had a built-in excuse. OS was barely functional and it was rather mutinous around here. Not a happy place to be. So I didn't come around much, but I kept a toe in the water, flinging out a few words every now and then. 

I wandered over to Lorianne's lovely new site and tried to find my voice again there, but didn't really have much to say, which is strange, because I always have something to say. I am a woman of strong opinion and often feel that everyone is entitled to MY opinion.

Over the past several weeks, OS has managed a revival and seems to be firing on all cylinders once again. I've happily motored around the place, reading the lovely words of old friends, commenting at length sometimes. I've felt the urge to write something, but what?

 I'm just going to say it: I write much better when I am caught in the throes of depression. Lilting phrases, melancholy passages and blistering rants freely flow on to the page when I'm in the clutches of the Devil Dog. Not so much, it seems, when I am enjoying a respite from that black shadow. 

It's a wonderful thing - this glorious time of contentment and freedom from the damnable depression that has dogged my tracks for more years than I care to count. I certainly don't long for black days and bleak nights. But I do miss the creativity that seems to accompany those times. Strange to think that creativity finds it outlet through depression. That just seems wrong somehow. Wrong, but all too true.

I've been pondering this for a while now. I really wanted to find something else to blame for the absence of my muse. It was convenient when OS was down for the count. Happily, those days seem to have passed. (However, I am crossing my fingers, knocking on wood and all that rot, hoping OS continues its uphill climb.)

I am determined to flush that mysterious muse of mine out of hiding. This drivel here - this is a declaration of sorts. Not much to write home about, but I did manage to get words down on virtual paper. Small victories. One step at a time.

 

 

 

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"I am a woman of strong opinion and often feel that everyone is entitled to MY opinion." LOL! Loved this! Big smile! You tell 'em, Kim! And let that elusive muse hear you too!

I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR!

Muse, come out! Come out! Wherever you are!

Um, you're doing much better than I in the writing department though! When you find your Muse, can you send her in search of mine, please?
Unbreakable,

Navigation! Half the battle here has been won. So glad to have your voice back on OS. Write on! And thank you for your words earlier this evening.
Just keep writing in some form or fashion. It's a yin/yang thing that goes in and out of tune.
Over the years I have come to expect one thing from you, dear friend and that is excellence and a certain grace in everything you write, whither you are in the clutches of the Devil Dog or not and you have never disappointed me.
i heard a singer/songwriter say something like "i'm happy now so it's a lot harder to find something to write about." neither she nor you is alone, my dear friend. angst and anger and billowing sadness makes the words race to the page. but write about something anyway - that's what the rest of us happier people are doing. :) xoxo
i heard a singer/songwriter say something like "i'm happy now so it's a lot harder to find something to write about." neither she nor you is alone, my dear friend. angst and anger and billowing sadness makes the words race to the page. but write about something anyway - that's what the rest of us happier people are doing. :) xoxo
I wish sometimes I could take my brain out of my head and wring the words out of it like I'd wring out a wet washcloth. Lately they've been stubborn and stingy with themselves. I'm blaming it on the weather; they could just be cold. :)
My muse has been in hiding too and now I think I see why! I love that you are still hear no matter what shape or form :)
One suggestion: try sharing the things that make you happy, or at least make you smile. A trick that often works for me is to force myself to sit at the keyboard and write for an hour; it doesn't matter about what, just write. It's easy to dodge the writing thing when you are stuck or your mind is elsewhere. Not dodging it sometimes works. R
Welcome back. I like happy little posts too but I agree that the real drama has both happy and sad.
I know the feeling. There's something to be said for just sitting down and forcing yourself to write. A lot of bad stuff comes out, but every once in a while, there's a sentence or a word or a thought that takes you down a better path.
Sometimes gin + tonic, four hours of solitude, a fresh legal pad (blue), four or five televisions on hitherto unknown channels, muted, and so-called instrumental music (speakers situated for unique resonance). An hour in and the quest for a really good and smooth pen? One might try slicing obligatory limes in slender discs as opposed to wedges. Repeat process. Blink rapidly.
Oh, can I identify with this.

I can't think of a damn thing to write about!
Sounds like I'm in some good company with my missing muse dilemma.

Kate - I'll be on the lookout for your muse, too. I do love your comments - they are always delightful. As I recall, so is your writing!

Vivian - it is an absolute delight to be back blogging on OS. I couldn't resist, even with nothing to say. And you're welcome - you were my inspiration. So thank you!

cheshyre - I know that's right. Discipline, I tell myself, discipline!

David - such a lovely compliment - thank you. Grace - I like that. Thank you again.
Candace - I'm trying to find my funny bone so I can get it back in action. I know there's a fun blog in there somewhere! Thanks for your encouragement.

Margaret - I like that image of wringing words out of the brain. I'd love to be able to do that - all those words just swimming around up there. Love your writing, so hope you wring some of those words out in the near future.

Terri - I love that OS is letting us back in. I'm such a creature of habit. I'm hoping being back here will give me the push I need to get busy writing again. xoxo
Gerald - great advice and I know it works. Just got out of the habit, I guess. I need to develop a new habit, or in this case, re-develop an old one.

zanelle - I guess that's part of my problem. I do so love the angst filled, gut wrenching posts. Not that I want to have the angst filled, gut wrenching stuff to write about again. No, no, no.

jls - that certainly seems to be the consensus - just sit down and write. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...

J.P - especially this... four or five televisions on hitherto unknown channels, muted, just something about that....

Jeanette - at least we're in very good company, you and I!
Oh no! I forgot to take italics off!
I switched from boxers to tightey whitey to clinch my balls. Wait that won't work for you. Go to WalMart high and just sit and watch people. Wait your from Texas, fuck just read the newspapers, them crazy twits are always doing something not news worthy but laughable. Don't worry about it, in this world there is always something to write about even if you don't know what your talking about, make it up. o/e
Hey... great post about not being able to write a post.

I'm pretending to have a muse over at the other place. I wish you would come by.
@ Unbreakable: Have you found my muse yet????

Whether there is any writing in my future that might even be considered remotely "delightful" is looking very dubious right about now!
aka - heading over to read now. Thanks for the heads up! and thanks for reading me here. :-)

Kate - I'm in California right now searching for both our muses. Wish me luck!
I've often wondered why heartache and unhappiness is so much easier to write about. When I am happy, everything I write sounds like cliched drivel; unhappiness is so much more compelling. And yet, I'll take the happiness. I'm glad you are too happy to write much, too.