Aargh! My muse is dead!

So I think I\’ve killed my muse. My fire to go out and photograph seems to be totally doused. When did this happen? Why did this happen? I don’t know… Was it because I decided to move camera systems? Don’t think so… because I still have my canon and my lovely little Olympus.

I just seem to have no drive to go to places to photograph anymore. And the fact that my drive\’s vanished is driving me crazy… I do still have the desire to go out and shoot – but when push comes to shove, I just sit on the couch! So what is this happening to me?

Just another boring yearly or bi-annual rut? Will I ever recover from this? Should I just find a corner and sit and cry?

Luckily over the weekend, I got my copy of Hugh Mc Leod\’s Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity. Recommended by Derek Sivers of sivers.org here. And the book kicked my butt… did something for me. Now instead of just sitting around and watching TV or reading Google News or other blog posts interminably, I am at least working on photographs … taken long ago, which are still in my \”To be Processed ” bucket and learning about post processing and photography again.

So maybe, once I slowly start working again on my photos, maybe the itch and the vision will come back? Maybe the muse will rise from the ashes ala Phoenix, and will bring the photographs along again?