Waking the Lion

Sometimes imagination pounces; mostly it sleeps soundly in the corner, purring. 

~Leslie Grimutter

So when your imagination isn’t conjured up by tooth brushing, what do you do to get the creative juices flowing?

I hate it when a creative idea is tickling my brain. You know the one…at first you think you are nailing down the right word or phrase, a title perhaps…and in the next moment you’ve seen you’re work flash before you start to finish and wish you could write fast enough to complete a novel in 45 seconds instead of 45 days or months, before you lose one grain of throught.

It can seem very overwhelming and I have years of crimes to solve and children’s adventures to recount. Am I afraid of waking the lion?

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5 comments

  1. katieanne says:

    I want to know why there’s never a pen or piece of paper to be found when I have an idea rattling around in my mind! Very frustrating!

  2. shakespeare says:

    I think my kids are in league to toss those ideas right out of my head (they also make phone calls impossible). A four-year-old screech is the perfect way to lose any train of thought.

  3. brandbla8 says:

    What a wonderful picture!

  4. timecapsule says:

    Creative thoughts come handy when I go for a run. I dont usually listen to music or iPod like other runner do [because I dont have one hahahaha] so my mind is free to welcome nagging thoughts and when I come back I come up with new ideas. it works with me. Nice post by the way. Love it. I added this site to my YOUR Links too. take care.

  5. crsenter says:

    My best creative ideas come when I’m in bed. You know that place where your not really asleep, but your not really awake? I get the best ideas right there, but no energy to get up and write it down. Then by morning, it’s usually gone.

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