I've been working at finishing my first draft of The Lost Princess before November gets here so I can come back to it in December with fresh eyes. I am almost done (one chapter remaining). Last week, however, I noticed I was struggling to write, and feeling at a loss for words. My muse was tired.
So, I went into the bedroom and stared at my pile of books to be read (there are so many, I don't even know what they all are.) I decided to pick up the second book of the Percy Jackson Series, The Sea of Monsters, and I wasn't disappointed.
Yesterday, while watching football at the neighbors, I took over a pen and notebook, and book three, The Titan's Curse. I was sucked into the story and finished, returning home to start (and finish) book four, The Battle of the Labyrinth. And, yes, you guessed it, I started book five, The Last Olympian this morning.
So, when your muse gets tired, what do you do to refresh it?