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 life, click here to learn more about this amazingly supportive group!
I’ve written a lot of these IWSG posts over the years, and many of those posts have featured my muse: the magical fairy person who nags me when I’m not doing my writing. I tend to describe my muse in a certain way, and I tend to depict her a certain way in my art. This has led to a few comments comparing my muse to a certain fairy companion from a certain video game.
Today, I’d like to confirm for you all that, yes, the idea for my muse was partially inspired by Navi from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Now I realize there are not a lot of Navi fans out there. A lot of people found her super annoying, and she’s often listed among the most hated video game characters of all time.
But, gosh darn it, I liked her. When I was a kid playing Ocarina of Time for the first time, I really liked the idea that I had this magical fairy person tagging along with me on my adventures. Even if Navi didn’t always have the most useful advice to offer, it was comforting to know that I didn’t have to fight all those giant spiders and lizard monsters and creepy plant things alone. And I guess, in this ongoing adventure of being a writer, the same idea still gives me comfort.
Now if only the act of writing could be as easy in real life as it would have been in the game.