My muse has an incredible sense of timing and wicked sense of humor. She thinks it’s hilarious to wait until the middle of the night and then wake me up with story ideas and dreams that could be turned into stories.
At about 4 AM last night I was once again awakened by a flood of ideas, and not just one story idea this time but three. (By the way, I’m NOT complaining. While it can be downright inconvenient at the time, I can find other times to sleep–especially on the weekends–but stories only come when they want to and most often while I’m sleeping, so I’ve learned it’s far better to lose a little sleep than to lose story ideas!)
My muse has now planted four story ideas in my brain in the last two nights. I hope to make the most of them before the first of April. (Dang, that’s only three days away!) Then I’ll be focused on other things for three or four weeks.
Our son Brian and daughter-in-law Kristi are bringing our nearly two year old twin grandsons to visit for about ten days (WAHOOOO!), and April 1st is the beginning of a new quarter. As a self-employed wealth manager, I only get paid once per quarter, and only after I’ve written and sent letters regarding Clients’ portfolios to them. The personalized results portions of each letter can’t be started until the end of the prior quarter, in this case March 31st. It is a high priority for me to get those letters out, a task that typically takes me two to four weeks.
So my window of writing availability is closing at just the moment the floodgates of story ideas have opened (after a 100-day story idea drought!). As I said, my muse has an incredible sense of timing and wicked sense of humor.
By the way, if you are a recent reader or follower of this blog, you may be unaware of my site for sharing my fiction and flash fiction stories, and my journey in creating them. If that sounds interesting to you, I recommend you check out Imaginings of a Grateful Man at: