Wednesday, September 07, 2005

The Muse Takes Over!

I didn't crawl onto my computer last night until 10:30 p.m. I had to watch Sahara with my husband (ooh, Matthew McConaghy! - and I'm pretty sure I spelled that wrong). And really, after that was finished, I only wanted to go downstairs and shut my computer off.

But my WIP sat open on the screen and I couldn't help but type a sentence. And then another. And pretty soon, I had written two pages, single spaced. I really would have kept going, but when I looked at the clock, I realized it was after 11 p.m. In fact, I didn't make it to bed until 11:30 p.m. and on top of that, I couldn't fall asleep.

Thus the can of Diet Pepsi this morning.

But you know what? It's worth it. When the muse speaks, I find it's far better to listen than to ignore.

10 comments:

  1. That's wonderful Melissa!! I wrote one sentence and realized I wasn't ready--hadn't plotted the book out. I tried to pants it but I couldn't. Must plot it out today instead!!!

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  2. This is why I wake up, hook up the coffee IV and just et on with the day.

    And, just fyi, its McConaughey - my maiden name is one letter off that and we invite him to all the family events in case he wants to come, claim us, and shower us with many many $$.

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  3. I love Matthew ...

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  4. Heck yeah, love moments when the muse makes me work. :)

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  5. Absolutely! I was working on a chapter and one line of dialogue turned into revising 20 pages. Love those moments.

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  6. I need your muse to come visit over here........

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  7. Never ignore the muse!

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  8. Definitely!! I've had the same thing happen to me. You gotta follow your Muse when she speaks :-)

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  9. The muse is a great thing. It visited me last night was well. It's awesome that you were inspired last night!

    And Matthew... ahem, yeah... wow. Nice to look at I tell ya. Makes me proud to be a Texan knowing we're from the same state.

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  10. Anonymous12:19 AM

    Keep up the good work film editing schools

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