Monday, April 15, 2013

My Rather Unattractive But Effective Muse

M is for MUSE

Not the band, although my daughter and her friends did see them this past Friday in Boston and said they were amazing.

Rather, M is for that fictional, often irrational, and usually elusive beast we writers fondly refer to as our Muse.  Here is mine.  He sits on my desk and glares at me.  Notice the stick... that is so he can beat me when I start to slack off.


I have been know to lend him out to CP's that have lost their writing mojo, and so far, I have had no complaints.  So, as ugly as he is, it appears he has his job down pat!

Do you have a physical manifestation of your Muse?  If so, I would love to hear what he/she/it looks like.

15 comments:

  1. He's kind of so ugly he's cute...know what I mean? hehe. Good thing he's there to keep you in line!!

    I'm not really sure who my muse is, but I am pretty good at staying disciplined so there must be some dude or dudette in the background egging me on!

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    1. I know -- ugly as sin, I still love him!

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  2. He just scared my muse away. :P

    My muse comes in three cute and cuddly forms, including baby Eeyore.

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    1. Sorry :( I will speak to me muse about being nicer!

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  3. This makes me want to buy my own ugly little muse (because he is a mean little booger most of the time).

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    1. Do it!!! Buy the ugliest state you can and then put him in a shelve so he can stare at you all day!

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  4. Hmmm... He's definitely one-of-a-kind! :)

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    1. Yes he is :) Thanks for stopping by, Lara

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  5. oh my gosh, that this is hilarious! And whatever helps you to get that writing done is a good thing, no matter how unattractive it may appear to be.

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    1. Exactly -- if ugly gets it done, them I am all for ugly!

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  6. LOL. Awesome. My muse is my pillow. Or bed. Or what happens in my head while both are employed. I think there's a story fairy who dusts my sleeping place just so she can giggle at my lack of time and frustration when stories threaten to overrun my sanity. =)

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    1. I hear you, Crystal. Half of ms ideas come from my crazy dreams.

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  7. I don't have a physical muse although after seeing yours, I really want one. What a character you have, in your muse. My muse is sometimes the beauty in our backyard, as our house faces a creek, so it feels like we live in the country but we're really in town. I'd have to say that my cats and dog are my other muses. My husband encourages me but he's not keen on carrying a big stick ;-) Keep up the good work on Blogging A to Z. I'm a few letters behind myself - www.dianeweidenbenner.com but I hope to get caught up.

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  8. This is adorable. I love that you have a little troll to help nudge you along. :)

    Have fun with a-z.

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