Tuesday, August 2, 2011

FROM THE MUSE

I woke Diane up at 1.30am this morning (chuckle, chuckle). She told me to go away but my persistence won over in the end. Her memory of ignoring me on previous occasions was pretty sharp and back then although she told herself she'd write it all down in the morning she sat there, pen poised with a blank look on her face. Diane kicked herself so many times for ignoring me, the pain of the bruising lingered on for some time.
So there she was in the early hours writing like a woman possessed, and if I may say so myself, Diane was impressed with the material I had on for offer. She stumbled back into bed grumbling something that sounded like a vague gesture of thanks.
Her little one woke her at 5.30am sharp (more chuckles) and as Diane recalled the night before she flung open her note pad and realising our encounter was not a dream, a wide grin spread across her tired face. I'm feeling quite chuffed that Diane is excited about her new writing project; perhaps now she will pay particular attention when I present her with words that flow, instead of telling me where to go.
So beware writers because I, the muse, may strike at any time of the day or night in any location whether you're prepared or not, and although your first impression of my timing may be a hostile one, make an effort; take heed and listen. But most importantly write it down. I can promise you it will be worth your while. Trust me, you'll be glad that you did!

The Muse

10 comments:

  1. You are absolutely right Muse, and THANK YOU. Though I would appreciate it if you too could put in an effort and work on that timing of yours!

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  2. So that's where she is! With you.

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  3. Love it, Diane - I'm glad you didn't ignore her this time!

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  4. Tell you what Lynne, I really do need to catch up on some sleep, and as much as I truly appreciated the inspiration for this new story I've been working on, I'm packing the muse up and sending her over your way....I do not want to hear from her tonight, lol. :-)

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  5. Hello Rosemary, You weren't there a second ago when I commented. Glad you liked the post - yes, it is a good thing not to ignore the muse. I wrote well today too.. so in a couple of hours when I hit the sack I'm going to go to sleep happy :-)

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  6. Brilliant! Your muse knew what she was doing - trust her! She woke you up in the middle of the night because she knew you wouldn't be disturbed :-)
    And muse, if you'd like to visit me anytime soon you'd be very welcome ;-)

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  7. Hi Diane and thanks for following my blog. I'm glad you had such a worthwhile visit from the muse. She's always welcome here!

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  8. Teresa - Your comment got me thinking. That is true what you said. It was great just being able to keep on writing without any interruption. It's a top feeling having something to work on that isn't half bad too. Lol.. In future, I will be more welcoming to the muse no matter what time she decides to visit!

    Joanne - thank you so much for leaving a comment and becoming a follower of my blog. Hopefully the muse will visit you all real soon!

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  9. Where do you keep your note pad, Diane? I only ask because when I was a teacher training college, two of my tutors were poets, and I was advised to keep a note pad under my pillow and write down my dreams. I had, and still have, plenty of dreams, but as waking up enough to write about them is not what I do best, it didn't work. You must be exhausted. I'm lost in admiration.

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  10. Hello Rosamund. Thank you very much for leaving a comment. I keep a note pad on my bedside table, I have a smaller notepad which I have in my backpack when I go to the beach and also in my handbag when I go out. I also use the recorder thingy on my mobile phone. Goodness me, I do sound like one obsessive writer!

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