A very nice motive appeared, I was able to develop it into a nice blues without really trying - it wrote itself, so to speak. I called it "Got A Second?" in honor of my students and what is very often their greeting to me (note to any who are reading this: I don't mind...it's OK). The fact that it came so easily caused me to say - "I'm going to do some more tune writing tonight".
SLAM went the door to my muse's house. I have just emerged from my studio where after 2 hours of rambling on my horn and piano I have exactly ONE 4 bar idea. The long and short of it is I was trying, and we all know how well that works. Sometimes I have no idea how I can work on deadline.
The good news is I have a good blues (you can never have too many of those), the Woodwind piece is all but finished, and I have a 4 bar germ to work with.