Hello, friends!  Welcome to this month’s meeting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group.  If you’re a writer and if you feel in any way insecure about your writing, click here to learn more about this amazingly supportive group!

In the last few weeks, I have not been writing.  Not as much as I want to, nor as much as I believe I need to.  I have my theories about why this is the case.  I could tell you about those theories, but I don’t want to.  At this point, I’m tired of talking about what’s wrong.  I’m tired of examining and reexamining the situation from all these different perspectives.  I just want to get back to writing.

And that’s the whole point of the writing recovery plan, which I introduced in last month’s IWSG post.  Part of that plan involved shopping: stocking up on writing supplies, as well as art supplies and a few other creative necessities.  And part of the plan involved rereading some of my favorite books and rewatching some of my favorite movies: the kinds of books and movies that made me want to be a writer in the first place.

Well, my shopping is done, and I’ve gone through most of my rereading/rewatching list.  But the writing?  The writing still hasn’t come back, not in the way I was hoping.  It seems that there’s still one more thing I need to do.  Something I did not think of in my original recovery plan.

Regular readers of this blog have met my muse before.  She’s sort of a recurring character in my posts, especially in these IWSG posts.  I also keep a picture of her in my personal writing sanctuary, as a reminder.  I’ve been drawing my muse basically the same way for a long time: medium blue wings, a matching blue dress, high-heel boots.  But now I think it’s time to update her look.

So going forward, to the extent that there’s any sort of canon regarding my muse, this will be her canonical look:

Also going forward, this will be the picture sitting in my writing sanctuary, as a reminder.  And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m told that it is time to write.

21 responses »

  1. alexjcavanaugh says:

    There you go! Now she looks like a fighter.

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  2. Juneta says:

    Love the muse pic. Happy Writing.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. emaginette says:

    I say get to work. Pi$$ing her off might just get you poked with that ninja pen. hehehe

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  4. Winter Betancourt says:

    She’s so cool! Good luck with the writing recovery!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Steven Rose, Jr. says:

    She looks like a martial arts or samurai warrior in that cloak! That’s really neat!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. debscarey says:

    Oh I say, she’s quite something! I’m sure she’ll help with the recovery process.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. chemistken says:

    Always do what the muse tells you. Hopefully her change in wardrobe will spur her to spur you on. Good luck with the writing.

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  8. Janet Alcorn says:

    I hope your muse starts showing up for you. Good luck, and a belated happy IWSG day!

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  9. ahtdoucette says:

    Here’s to your writing muse. I have faith in her and in you!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. I love that you have a muse and even more that it it something that you actually drew! I find that extremely inspiring.. to look at something you created and use that to birth more creative things 🙂

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