Going. Going. Gone. My Muse is acting like a yo-yo that has been shot into outer space and has lost the energy to return to my outstretched palm. The string, taut at first, went limp eight weeks ago and now dangles from my poised middle finger which, by default, is conveniently flipping her the bird for her delayed return.



Darla skipped toward me on the melody of a Beatle’s tune when I decided to become serious about my writing. She danced through asteroid belts, whizzed past red shifting stars, and circumvented planets to introduce herself as my Muse during a writer’s retreat meditation. She promised to show up whenever I plopped my butt in the chair with the intention to write. Could she have meant it literally? Don’t sofas, beds, and hammocks count? Sheesh! We made a pact. I have the added padding on my bottom to prove it.

Well, I’m tired of waiting around. I’m rolling the rock away, crawling out from under it,  and leaving my cave today. Watch out, Muse! Here I come…

And look how quickly she’s returned.

I suppose I can’t be too angry with her. The notion of being catered to is rather tempting ~

 Collage/Painting Credit: artist unknown, 2017, Delray Beach, FL


About Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner

I am an adventure seeking ponderer of the mysteries of the universe, writer of children's books (represented by Stephen Fraser of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency), and lover of anything involving armor, archery, or swashbuckling.
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  1. I absolutely love it! And of course I fully empathise.


  2. Susanne says:

    I know the feeling. Although in my case I think the muse is willing but my spirit is weak. Glad you forced Darla into action!


  3. Such beautifully crafted words.


  4. Vic says:

    red shifting stars, huh? … welcome back!


  5. Most encouraging


  6. You’re giving your muse the finger?
    You’re brave!

    (She shall return).

    See ya–
    Neil S.


  7. Annina Luck says:

    Go Donna 😉!!!!


  8. Peevishness at your muse seems to be a good motivator—it produced an adorable post. Glad you wrangled her back in her place.


  9. I have heard this said many times, something to the effect of, if you are feeling uninspired but sit to do the work, it will come to you. You just gotta sit there first, anyway. I haven’t be disciplined enough to be any where close to finding out if it’s true! Thanks for such a delightful passage!


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