There are days when the muse doesn't speak to me, frustrating days where I sit at the keyboard and think, Oh noes. NOT AGAIN! Wherefore art thou, inspiration? (I know, I can be a little melodramatic.) And then there are days like today, where I have three (count them, three) muses speaking in my ear at the same time: one for Bella Luna, Book 4 of the Halle Pumas; one for The Very End, Book 5; and one for my current WIP, Very Much Alive.
My only problem? I hadn't planned on writing today. You see, my little one is sick, and is demanding a lot (and I mean a lot) of my attention. Since he gets top priority today, not much is getting done on the work front, unless you count my overactive imagination.
However, I have no desire to tell my muses to "sod off". (Did I get that right?) So I have to figure out how to keep my kids from killing each other and my muses from getting huffy over being ignored and leaving me again. Especially after I spent last week begging them to return. (cough)
Maybe I'll try and put a movie on for the kids, see if I can distract them that way. If not, looks like I'll be putting off work for one more day.
However, the new releases are out over at Samhain, so if you haven't already checked them out, what are you waiting for? (Maybe I'll spend today reading!)
"I had the right to remain silent, but I didn't have the ability." Ron White
"So let me get this straight. You want me to kill the little guys, kill the big guys, crowd control those I can't, buff the team, debuff the boss, keep myself alive, AND keep you alive, all while waving a stick and dressed in a towel?" - Anonymous Role Playing Gamer
"I think that statue over there is a statement on modern life. The statement is, "Well, shit." - Varric, Dragon Age II
"Why is it all claws and guns? Can't we piss off a fuzzy planet? Still dangerous, but hey. Bunnies." - Joker, Mass Effect
"Last night, I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and thought to myself, "Where the heck is the ceiling?" - Dilbert
"Aim at the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you'll hit the bull's-eye of success." - Annie Oakley
"It is only when you fall that you learn whether you can fly." - Flemeth, aka The Witch of the Wilds, Dragon Age 2
"The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, 'You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.'” - George Carlin
"I hear there's a wild bridge tournament down the street. And you know Bridge. It's a lot like sex. If you don't have a great partner, you'd better have a good hand." Barry Weiss, Storage Wars
"You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." - Marcus Cole, Babylon 5, "A Late Delivery From Avalon"
"I aim to misbehave." - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds
"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein
“If you think you can or think you cannot, you are correct.” - Henry Ford