Today’s post is part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, a blog hop where insecure writers like myself can share our worries and offer advice and encouragement. Click here to find out more about IWSG and see a list of participating blogs.
As I said in a recent post, I have a lot on my mind right now. Good stuff. Writing-related stuff. But still, it’s hard to focus on actual writing when I’m so distracted by writing-related ideas.
So for today’s episode of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, I going to turn the floor over to my muse. She has something she’d like to say, and maybe it’s something your muse would like to hear.
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Hello, I’m James’s imaginary friend, also known as his muse. It’s totally normal for adults to have imaginary friends, especially when those adults are writers.
It seems that I have created a problem for myself and my writer. I recently brought him a new idea. What is this idea? That’s not important right now. It’s a new idea, and it’s a really good idea (if I do say so myself), and that’s all that matters right now.
That was not the reaction I was hoping for. It’s one thing for a writer to be excited about a new idea, but quite another for a writer to get overexcited. Overexcited writers are a danger to themselves, their muses, and every single character in their story worlds.
As a muse, obviously you have to bring your writer great ideas, the best ideas you can find lurking in the depths of the subconscious. I do want my writer to use this new idea. I wouldn’t have brought it to him otherwise. But it’s a tricky thing, getting my writer to keep things in perspective, making sure he does not neglect all his other writerly duties.
So, my fellow muses, what do you do to keep your writers in line when a shiny new idea gets them a little too excited?