Wednesday, March 18, 2009

It's a date

by Marielle Carlisle

I’ve made it a goal this year to write something everyday, or to at least LOOK at what I’m working on to refresh my mind on my current progress. I chose this as my main goal because I get lazy. So far I’ve found it hard getting into the habit.

I told my fabulous friend Wendy about my goal, and she told me something that I’ve really taken to heart. She said “Your muse needs to know when to show up!” I just love that. When I’m tired and about to collapse into bed after a 16 hour day of kids, I think “My muse! She’s expecting me.” I can’t just stand her up; that would be impolite. Even though she’s fickle and unpredictable, I have to give her the opportunity to speak to me.

So tonight I’ve got a date with my muse. I just hope she shows up.

5 comments:

  1. Keep looking for that muse. Writing takes energy.

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  2. I can relate. I like that...thinking my muse is expecting me. I'm reading a book that asks writers who say they don't have time to write, "Did you eat today? Did you brush your teeth? You made time for that."

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  3. My muse found your blog amusing. I like the idea of meeting her daily.

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  4. My muse dumped me. So I'm back on the market, working on my muse pick-up lines: "Right now, my subject is agreeing with your verb." So far... no takers.

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  5. Cute and to the point!! Nice. I think I may have given my muse incorrect directions... need to double check!! LOL

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