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My muse and I have one of those love-hate relationships.  I love it when she shows up to help me find some inspiration and she hates to give me anything without a fight.   She gets mad when I decide to read instead of write and I get rather annoyed when she disappears for no reason.  We only put up with one another because when we do find that moment where she’s ready to speak and I’m ready to listen, the words start to flow.

Between finishing a novel and embarking on another, I like to dabble in short stories, free verse poetry, essays, travel writing, and reading journal entries.  Selections from these writings will be posted periodically and will be open to comments.  After all, for a writer to exist there must be readers.

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  1. One of the best things about finding a new comment on Skydiaries is the opportunity to find a great space like this one! I love it, I love what you’re doing, and I want very much to come visit again!!! Please stay in touch!
    -lb

  2. I’m new to this site, yet I love writing for ages!
    To find somebody whose superb and whose willing to share pieces of his expertise is some sort of reward =)
    I find your works fascinating!

    You challenged me with this, “…for a writer to exist there must be readers.” I posted it on my status in Facebook, and with this, I’ll keep writing and sharing. Godspeed!

  3. Were we separated at birth? I have all the same interests, and the same relationship with my muse. Thanks for subscribing to my blog. You now have me as a subscriber of yours! :-)

  4. litnerds

    I love how you put that. “My muse”. I had never really thougth of it that way… and yes, untill now “it” has been only “it”. :D I love your blog, and your poetry. I have a friend who tried to do the journal thing and utterly failed. And every time I try to use fire for something good, i just play with it and stare at the flames. But here’s a thing I reccomend to anyone with muse relationship problems. My own counseling. I have a little book where I put words and phrases and things that I want to use in my writing. Like the shadows of raindrops on my car seats as they slide down the window. Or how trees seem to sparkle as the sun hits their small leaves being blown in the wind. Or works like “befudddled”, or, I don’t know, “molest”, that make my writing more colorful. I have a verb section, an adjective section (both of which are alphabetised) and an observation section. I also have a quote section, with some other quotes by me and other people in there, to keep me going, and use in my writing as well. I call this simply my “word book”, and it’s helped me a ton.

    • I keep something very similar . . . all around my house and on my phone I scribble random phrases with the hope they will lead to something. Perhaps its the fear of losing them or losing an idea that could lead to a story or the worry that my head will explode if i don’t write these things down!

      Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you around again. :-)

    • First, you need to create an account with goodreads if you don’t already have one. Sign up for the Challenge on the home page. Then go into “My Books,” where you’ll see links along the left hand side of the page. Click on “widgets,” and scroll down until you find the 2012 goals. Copy the code and paste into the “Text” widget in wordpress. :-)

  5. Hi, C.B. – I’m so glad to know of your blog (via Natalie Sharpston, Kreativ Blogger award). I read your “Day in a life” post and Monday I’m going to start taking my breaks (I work at a school but I’m not a teacher) and use them for my writing life. Thanks for the inspiration. I’ll be a regular visitor!

  6. Hi C.B. I enjoyed your believe post and your mention of Mary Wollenstonecraft. That was a breath of fresh air!

    Since you are so open minded and interested in women’s rights, I would like to share with you a book I self published. It is non-fiction resource and information guide for young women. I wrote it after two years of work in domestic violence and sexual assault. It covers other topics also, but that is what pushed me to create it. May I send you the link where you can read the book online?

  7. A very inspiring blog. Glad I stumbled upon it. As one just starting out in this blogging arena I love finding places that get my creative juices flowing… as well as finding books to add to my reading pile.

  8. Hello there! :)
    Just went through your blog for some while and absolutely loved it. Love how you’re so amazing with the writing skills. Keep blogging! I’m following you, to stay in touch with your super awesome stories :)

  9. I love how you paint the relationship between you and your muse. I’ve been writing this week about the two sides of the writer – the playful child and the iron teacher – so it was great to see someone else’s perspective.

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