Tuesday, March 1, 2011

One Stickin' Night!!!!

For those of you who read yesterday's post, you know for the first time, in what seems like forever, I have nothing on my plate.  No WIP to play with, not critiques to finish up, no character plots to untangle.  I was in a celebratory mood, looking forward to a few days of well-deserved creative rest.

Well, I made it one stinkin' night!

I woke up this morning, sat down at my computer, and opened up a old ms I had buried away since before Christmas.  One I had shelved with no intention of ever coming back to.  Guess my muse had other plans for me.

Does this ever happen to you  . . . does your muse refuse to shut up at times, even when you are begging him too.  And for my new followers, I have posted a picture of my muse.  He sits on my desk, glaring down at me, making me write. Damn that chubby, little creep!

14 comments:

  1. The other side of it is having *nothing* to write for months - so be grateful, haha.

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  2. Your muse scares me a little.

    Good luck with your new/former project.

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  3. Oh, I'd listen to your muse, too!

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  4. One night? Wow! No break for the author in you. No worries. We need to listen to our muses, even the creepy ones watching over us.

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  5. Yeesh, I'd be scared to say no to a muse like that too!

    Writers are always writing, aren't we? Have fun with your new wip! :)

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  6. I like your muse. He reminds me of my dog.

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  7. I recognized your muse and he's creepy. I have to and want to write. Sometimes it isn't there, but I try to make it!

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  8. Yes this happens to me all the time. When I finish a book, my husband asks that I take two weeks off to stop being crazy but I always end up having inspiration for the next thing while I'm "resting."

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  9. That is so like you! Hope your new WIP goes well.

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  10. Sometimes you have that Aha, after you can breath.

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  11. Ha, cute muse. Mine is a winged dragon sitting on a book. :) I'm in the same place you are/were--done with my WiP, and kinda missing writing. I'll get back to revising in a few days, but the weird part was, the VERY NIGHT I finished my WiP rough draft, I went to bed and thought up a great Shiny New Idea. (My muse is such a taskmaster.)

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  12. Gah! Muses tend to strike when you a) least expect it, and b) it is most inconvenient for you.

    Well, at least you won't be bored!

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  13. Nice to meet you, fellow crusader. We're writers, so it's hard not to tinker with writing.

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