By Nikki Wilson
I sit with computer in front of me and wait for my muse to visit. Nothing comes. I read the beginnings of many stories and still...nothing comes. I pray with all my heart for my fingers to fly across the keyboard but alas...nothing comes. What wrong turn did I take that my muse has forsaken me? Will I ever write again? Can I even call myself a writer? I wait for an answer to my questions, but still...nothing comes.
I decide to name my muse, maybe she will come when called. I think of all she's done for me and a name comes to mind. I will call her Nothing and then wait and see. My mind sits blank like my computer screen. I am ready to give up when suddenly...Nothing comes!!
(I was eventually able to write something and I thoroughly enjoyed the retreat. I will be posting things I learned here and on the MMW yahoo group as well.)