Whether I'm in the research lab or writing fiction I feel put on the spot to come up with a "good idea." Right now, none of my ideas feel good enough. Not only that, but I haven't been too impressed by the ideas that other people are calling good either.
I'm writing, but not very much. My latest endeavor is the sequel to the little novella I wrote for my nephew for Christmas. You know, the one that bombed. This sequel is geared more for his mother and his aunt (my sister-in-law and her sister). Both of them are big readers, and both of them liked the story I wrote. So, I figure why not play around with writing a story just for them? I'm having a good time with it. It's a more mature story, and I'm making it scarier and more complex than the first. But it also feels like filler while I wait for my muse to come around. Where are you, muse? Did something suddenly come up?*
*Ten points for anyone who can tell me where that reference comes from. And, by points I mean, really, nothing.