Now there will be many who read this and say hey, there is such a thing and though I’m not entirely convinced, I do believe that one’s muse can go walkabout.
Mine did. I participated in NaNo and found the ‘forced’ or required writing stifling. I didn’t make the NaNo target and I haven’t written much since. I am the type of writer who only writes when inspired. When the muse promptly arrives and takes over I could write for days without a breath but when it has packed and gone on holiday then not much happens.
So is this writer’s block? I don’t know. It could be. Since NaNo my muse visited but hasn’t made the permanent residence it usually does thus why I have four WIP’s.
The good thing about the ‘block’ if that is what it is, is I edit. Those rough drafts – all four that need to progress to second draft – get a red pen (or in my case pretty purple) workout. I guess I’m still being constructive yet I can’t help be worried about my muse’s absence.
So to overcome this ‘dry’ spell as I think I will call it (don’t like that block word) I am blogging, getting the juices flowing without worrying too much about the drivel I may produce and wait for the muse to return home.