Welcome to Wicked Writer Wednesday #WWW
For years we all have had a muse. Some are women, some are men and some are just plain weird. Not to mention unhinged, narcissistic, shy, outlandish, outspoken and rude. But, no matter who our muse is, we try to listen to them. This muse is just another facet of being a writer that is so cool. You get to have an alter ego. Like Superman and Clark Kent.
I have a friend on twitter (Hey @keyaquests!) who stops by at #pubwrite to get his muse drunk. His muse is a fairy with a sword. He goes to #pubwrite to shut her up because she can’t hold her liquor. Now, if I were to say that to someone who wasn’t a writer, they would look at me like I had only one brain cell working.
So after being unplugged last weekend I finally decided that my muse needed to open up about who or what it was. I have always had trouble trying to detect if my muse is a girl or a boy, old or young, crabby or nice. Its kinda of like a stealth muse. Sneaks in, offers suggestions and then gone in the blink of an eye. So I thought, maybe my muse is shy.
Nope I discovered today not shy. Definitely not shy. My muse is a demon. A dyed-in-the-wool demon. Won’t give me his name because names have power. Won’t look me in the face, but has decided that being snarky is his thing. I posted on Facebook yesterday that I was going to write 5000 words. Nice goal to shoot for and if done right, easily attainable.
I spent the first 6 hours being distracted by suggestions he made. Let’s sort your yarn stash (for knitting) and donate what you won’t use. Let’s scrub the kitchen cupboards. Let’s clean the bathroom. Word count out of 5000 words? 1248.
So my muse has decided that now, sabotage is his thing. I think I pissed him off when I posted about Demons and world domination. Productivity is going right out the window. So I need some ideas on how to whip my muse back into shape.
What works for you when your muse turns to sabotage? Have you ever fired a muse? Had violent disagreements with your muse? Do you have multiple muses? Do you wish you had a demon muse? Got one cheap.
Thanks for stopping by. I’m just going to sit here and wait for the exorcist to show up.