Happy New Year Everyone! Welcome to the middle of January…better known as the dead of winter! Or for lack of a better saying the time all writers should be (and probably are) in front of a computer screen tip tapping away on their latest creation. Why not? It’s the middle of winter here in the northern hemisphere, we should be taking these colder, darker months and get some writing done. Right? Ok, if that’s true then what the h-e-double hockey sticks is wrong with me? Why am I not writing anything down? Why can I not get an idea for a new story under way? Where on earth did my muses go?! Oh that’s right I forgot. I left them in the Caribbean.
Let me explain. See what happened was this past spring/summer and beginning of fall I had tons of story ideas. Did I write any of them down you ask? Oh no no no. Why would I write them down? They were brilliant! There’s no way I would ever forget them! Then in November I went on my first ever cruise through the Caribbean. Yes it was beautiful! Yes it was an amazing amount of fun! Yes it was hot and humid! There was only one issue … I think my muses are still down there!! I think they got off the ship with me on one of the islands and didn’t return! How on earth do you coax your muses back to the cold, dark Canadian winter when they are basking in the glorious sun and heat in the Caribbean? I’m thinking I may be waiting until hurricane season for them to come back because even the lure of chocolate at Christmas did not see their return.
I think I may be on my own for a while so I must ask … How do you brainstorm? How do you come up with ideas? And I am not posing this question to just authors or geared towards writing. When you need a project idea or speech idea or anything how do you brainstorm to get the ideas flowing without the help of your muses?
~ Angela ~