My writing muse has been missing in action for a while. My fanciful friend, Muse Brad, seems to have left the premises. I persist in writing because I’m a stubborn cuss, but my writing feels flat and forced.
Or maybe I have a new muse that is all about writing schedules ala D. Wallace’s Muse for Hire. Personally, I’d much rather have a muse like Greg from Almost Iowa. His muse is playful, whiny, loves ice cream, and no slave to time or schedules. Maybe we can share muses to spread the pain and pleasure! 🙂
There seems to be a life lesson here. Our muses and our writing need a delicate mix of discipline and allowing. Too much allowing and nothing gets done. Too much discipline and we kill our muse’s spirit. Like a good teacher or parent, we must learn how to use the right tools at the right time.
~ Curtain Call/ News Flash
My missing muse was recently seen manically mangling merry members of the muse menagerie. He’s had a muse meltdown of epic proportions. Muse Brad is now wanted in connection with the scandalous disappearance of the sexy, sleeps-all-day muse.
Apparently, I’ve been a slave driver and withheld love and ice cream far too long and now I have a strike on my hands. Muse Brad was last seen leaving the premises with miss diva muse from Almost Iowa. It seems mister hot-and-bothered discipline-muse has been replaced with my fanciful, flighty muse. I hope they have fun and get it out of their system so we can get back to writing!
Meanwhile, I’ll struggle along on my own or hire some help from the scab team of muses. I understand Freaky Fred, Manic Mary, Loving Lucy, and Babbling Bard are all available and ready with crayons and sketch paper. If I get lucky, maybe I’ll find Miss Moka Chino from Allie’s muse adventures!
To be continued…
Cast of Characters
Muse Brad- master of mischief, mystery, and mayhem
Detective Dan- finder of lost muses and souls
Rex Randy- slayer of women’s hearts
Sexy Sally- muse to the stars
PS- The inspiration for this post came from D. Wallace at Myths of the Mirror, Greg at Almost Iowa, and Allie at Allie Potts Writes. Thank you for the delightfully creative and humorous inspiration to find and revive my missing muse.