Free-flowing creativity is what many artistic people crave. When we get the itch to create something, we scratch it until it bleeds and our creative juices begin to flow. Sleep eludes us and nothing can penetrate our thought process. Until one day our imagination dries up, and our muse has left us to sludge through life in a desolate fog alone. We feel uninspired and disconnected, and our world begins to crash down around us in a chaotic, swirly mess.
As a writer, I have felt uninspired on many occasions. I would feel frustrated when I have a desire to write but my muse had left me with no material to write about. Even reading a book, listening to music, or watching a favorite film had not grabbed her attention. I needed to do something more to attract her back to my creative works.
I took a break. I walked away from my computer screen, left the comfort of my home and explored the world just outside my back yard. I got a job at a local retailer and began interacting with REAL people. It didn’t take long before I felt inspired, again. Each new person I met created a new character in my head. Stories began to unfold, and I was hearing my muse whisper her delicate words in my ear, again. She wouldn’t leave me alone. She interrupted my sleep and invaded my shower time. I could not write her words fast enough before she began a new thought!
If you ever feel uninspired and nothing you do will bring your muse back, just take a break and walk away from your frustrations. When you return, not only will your inspiration follow, but you will have created something more spectacular than you could have ever imagined!
Guest bloggist, Stacy N. Elliott, is a supporter and Grant Writer of “A Beautiful Me®”. She is the author of My Beautiful Letters – a blog to her step-daughters encouraging positive self-worth and empowering life lessons along their journey while inspiring others to do the same for their children. Visit Stacy at her primary blog Stacy N. Elliott for book reviews and updates on her life as a writer.