Sunday, 21 March 2010
Blowing away the cobwebs
I had a good spring clean today inside the chicken coop. Cobwebs and dust had gathered inside their pen over the winter and it was wonderful to get out there and blow it all away in the spring sunshine.
I even had company as the girls are so nosy and like to see what I am doing in their patch.
Do not fear, this post is not about housekeeping - it's about inspiration!
There I was, sweeping out the coop, shoveling chicken poo and laying fresh bedding, when an idea popped into my head for a story. Not just one story but several - I have an idea for a whole series of stories. I had to run to my writing shack ( the shed in my garden) to scribble down my ideas in case I forgot them.
It's not even about chickens, but for some reason my girls weaved their magic and gave me an idea that I have to try.
It's a wonderful feeling when an idea comes from nowhere and makes you feel that it has to go somewhere.