My Muse

So I've been to a couple of blogs that have spoken of Muses or lack thereof...

Everyone has a Muse, some people just choose to ignore us.

I'm sure you're right.

Of course I'm right. Hello?

If I could get back to my point,

I'm sure you mean MY point, I am your Muse . . .

Yes, you are, but you don't get to write everything. I am capable of writing without you.

Uh, no you're not.

Uh, yes I am. It's just not as easy. You see, despite what she thinks, I am capable of writing without my Muse. The ideas and the scenes just come that much faster with her around to help out. When my Muse is present I can see the scene playing out in my head like a movie. I get sound, color, a clear picture. It's like watching an action movie in high definition. I can see all the details. When she's not around, for instance say, she got all butt hurt and deserted me for an island vacation with a couple of hot angels on sabbatical . . .

They weren't angels exactly...

Whatever. Anyway, when she's not around, the movie isn't as clear. The edges are fuzzy, and it's all black and white. Sometimes there's sound, but most of the time there isn't so I'm stuck trying to read their lips or even worse, their minds.

So my Muse takes a lot of abuse and a lot of the blame, but she also gets all the credit when it's really really good.

See, I told you that you can't write without me.

*sigh* Okay, I give. You're right.

Silver posted a link over in the comment section at The Prarie Chicks to a website where you can create your own superhero. I created my Muse instead and here she is for the world to see.

Okay, first of all I wouldn't be caught dead wearing that, but that whip thingy is cool, where can I get one of those?


  1. ROFLMAO! I feel your pain. I truly do! And I love the graphic representation of your Muse. I bet she's hiding in the closet preening even as we speak!

  2. I'm sure she is. The whipy thing is cool though. May she never be allowed to have a real one. God help us all if she did.

  3. But if you could wrestle it away from her - then, then the tables would be turned.

    What is with the whips, girls?

    BTW - you tell your muse that you did just fine without her. Maybe if she realizes that she's not all that and a bag of chips, she'll stick around and cooperate :)

  4. Janet, that could work. Maybe. I don't know if I'm willing to test the waters on that one. What if it just makes her mad? She's kind of tempermental...

    I heard that!

  5. I love the cartoon of your muse!! That's hysterical!
    And my muse has been trying to flee this week, but I keep dragging her back. I think she might have finally escaped though. *sighs*

    I SOO feel your pain Erika. Without the muse it's like pulling teeth to write anything. I have to write a love scene and she just poofed on me. I do love scenes fine, but this one is over the phone. Something a lil new for me--so I could really use her!! *looks around frantically*

    *crickets chirp*

    Well, there you have it. *headdesk*

  6. Hrmm...maybe I should go look at my blog for inspiration. *nods head* Runs off to peak at them. *beg*

  7. A love scene over the phone . . .

    She could do a love scene with her hubby over the phone for a test runHmmm, she's right. Think he'd be game?

  8. I think I'll head over there, too. You know, for inspiration. Yeah, yeah, that's it. Inspiration...

  9. well now, you know i had to go make my own superheroine/muse ... by the way, i think the whole whip thing reminds women of catwoman - the whole feminine/feline thingy ...

  10. Ban, excellent. I wanna see . . .