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Umm, hi. This is James’s muse. My writer is… unavailable for writing today, so I’m just going to take care of writing this post myself.
The good news is that my writer finished the A to Z Challenge. His theme was the scientific search for alien life. My writer has always been laser-focused on writing science fiction—he’s not interested in writing anything else—so it should be obvious why he wanted to dedicate so much time and effort to this topic.
My role in all this was, of course, to feed my writer inspiration. But it’s also my job to help my writer manage his time and to give him that vital push to keep going when he needs it. And getting through those last few letters of the alphabet… my writer needed a lot of help with that. I had to push him really hard, and I had to make him give everything he’s got.
So now my writer’s kind of burned out. He’ll probably need a few days off before he gets back to his regular writing routine. Muses should not do this to their writers on a regular basis, but in this case I’d say it was worth it. And whenever my writer wakes up from his nap, I’m pretty sure he’d agree with me.