I had never given it much thought about naming my muse or what she looks like. But the other day I was filling out author interview questions and it hit. My muse give me a look at what makes her tick and I found the perfect picture that sums her up.
Wicked, smart, sexy, and naughty.
She my creative side and can be very naughty at times. She brings me ideas even when I don’t have time to work them into stories. She gets excited when I stop working with numbers to write and create new worlds. She gets mad when the analytically side of my brain tries to edit before she ready. There are times she leaves for extended periods of time. Sometimes days or weeks at a time. Just when I start to worry she left for good, then she shows up drunk on ideas for the stories I have, and some I don’t. I’m not sure where she goes, but I suspect she off with my writing partner’s, Carrie Ann Ryan, muse somewhere.
She seems happy that I found my balance in my writing. I create a plot point outline. It seems she needs order, too. Just not too much details.