Similar to the Unknown Comic? No.
I do this – stare at a blank “New Post” form and wait for an idea to pop into my head. It’s my scheduled time to write, and I have no other chance for a while, so I better come up with something NOW!
I have never come up with a publishable post that way. In fact, if I start putting any words together and save the draft, I toss it a few weeks later. Because it doesn’t grow on me either. Probably because it’s forced.
The dictionary has two definitions for muse:
- Muse (verb), as to have deep thoughts or to meditate.
- Muse (noun) a spirit or source that inspires an artist.
OK then. I can muse, and I can be a muse. Can I be amusing? Another example of how English can be dumb. But I digress…
Muse, who I think of as being feminine, does not look over my shoulder and smack me upside the head when I stop writing. She does not come when you call her, either. My Muse hangs out in the bathroom. Don’t laugh. Some of my best ideas have occurred to me while in the shower.
I have sensed her inspiration when writing is not on my mind at all, and I’m focused on scrubbing the built up crud off my stove. Something nearly brilliant will pop into my head, bringing a sudden grin to my face, because it’s the coolest feeling in the world.
Being inspired 🙂