posted on September 19, 2011 16:15
Get Up and Go
My inspiration is being a fickle pain in the arse at the moment. I think it might be on vacation.
My “get up and go” got up and went. I’m waiting for it to return.
I know that part of this is due to the productive and creative day I had on Sunday, and that I need to creatively recharge. I posted seven new things to my Etsy store and made 8 more pairs of earrings on Sunday – and oh goodness are my hands sore.
Then I tried to write. I pulled open a short story that I actually know the plot of from start to finish, and for the life of me I just can’t get into it. Normally all it takes is a few sentences of coaxing and then I’m off but everything I wrote seemed to fall flat. I couldn’t get my headspace into the world that I want and need to create to make a compelling short story that’s a fun read.
I threw in the towel on everything I was trying to do and took a walk. It was a beautiful autumn day, because yes, autumn has completely and unequivocally arrived in southern California. I’m loving it. I love hearing the crunch of dry leaves on the sidewalk and seeing the leaves on the trees change color (because we do have more trees than palm trees! Just sayin’.).
I hate this state of being because I want to write and I’m ready to write. My muse has other plans.
It’s hard to remember that this will go away and my creativity will return.
After dinner I curled up in bed with a book, and after an hour of reading I was ready to get up and do something else. I practiced piano. Somewhere in the deep recesses of my brain all the music knowledge I knew was just sleeping and I worked my way up and down all the major scales. I can’t believe I remember what they are, but it was fun. This keyboard still goes down as my best Craigslist purchase ever.
Here’s hoping that today involves a lot of writing.
Maybe I just need to hightail it on a Vespa…