When we are lucky, we enter what the poet Marjorie Saiser calls “cruise control.” It is a state of grace, in which our egos have disappeared, the juices are flowing,and we are on with the writing. Musicians and athletes call it “going into the zone.” Often, this most effortless of writing ends up being our best work. – Mary Pipher, Writing to Change the World
It has been forever since I’ve entered “cruise control,” or had any connection to my muse. It hasn’t come over me in ages. Though I search and wish for it everyday, I have a feeling it just needs some time away.