Monday, March 16, 2009

Does your Muse amuse you?

OK, enough staring at the blank screen. Write something. You have to start working for real, so get this over with. The Day Job does not consider blogging a priority.

Muse? Oh, Muse? I need your input. Where the hell is she? I've never seen her, but I think she looks like a cat. Definitely not a dog, they are loyal and come when you call. My Muse only shows up when she feel like it. Doesn't matter if I'm ready or not. 5:45 am, woke up early to write- Muse nowhere to be seen. Sitting in traffic or standing in the shower- Muse presents too many ideas to remember. Bitch.

So let me ask you...Who or what is your muse, and what do you love or hate about him/her/it?


Litgirl01 said...

My muse packed up and went out partying this weekend.

Me - *looking bewildered* "That's it? I'm finished?"

Muse - *slipping on her high heels* "Yup, gotta go! I have a really hot date with Rick's muse."

Me - "But..."

Just in case you were wondering where yours went! LOL

Lady Glamis said...

I wrote a post on my muse awhile ago. You can read all about her right here:

Meet My Muse

Fantastic post, Rick! I love talking about Muses. I was surprised at how many people commented in my post that they don't have a Muse.

Davin Malasarn said...

I don't know if this counts as my use, but I do have this little image of a thing that I think of as my inspiration. It sort of looks like a little glowing Rubix cube. It never disappears but sometimes it's small and sometimes it's big. When it's small, I can still write, but I usually just write for fun. When it's big, that's when I do better work.

Rick Daley said...


My muse is female, we may have a racy date going on here ;-) If my Muse switches from the standard thriller genre, I'm holding your muse accountable!

Lady G:
Good post! Does ANYONE get along with their muse 24x7?

I'll count that, that's why I said "him/her/it."

Anita said...

I don't think I have a muse...does a guardian angel count? Several years ago, I accidentally gave birth on my bedroom floor. Before I made it to the bedroom, I was in the bathroom, and I definitely felt a female presence in their with me (though I was all alone).

Rick Daley said...


That counts double!

Captain Hook said...

I don't have a muse. I have kids with imaginations who always say or do something to spark a story.

When I get stuck, I've been know to try different things:

1) Have my kids read what I have and tell me what they think should happen next

2) Ask my kids for a list of words (usually 10) that I must include in the next chapter

3) Just watch them playing until they do something interesting again (which doesn't take much more than 5 minutes)

One of those always works.

Litgirl01 said...

DOH! Maybe it was a double date. LOL You know how those muses are though!

My muse is really good at talking people into sappy romantic storylines! he he ;-)

The Screaming Guppy said...

LOL! Great post.

My muse is also evil at times. Like last night when my muse decided to tell me all about a possible prequel to my current WIP while I was trying to sleep. My muse then gave me weird dreams on top of it.

Makes Monday tired...

Crimogenic said...

My muse is a SOB, we have a love/hate relationship. I did a post, where I interviewed him.

He comes and goes, and um, he's a heavy drinker :)