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Muses, muses, wherefore art thou?

Whining below the cut

My Inu muse seems to have gone on vacation.  Or gotten the flu.  I've started 4 pieces, and none of them seem like they can be finished.

But, on the other hand, the strange muse for the story that was going to be (and may still be) my nanowrimo piece seems to have come back to faint, flickering life.

It's been ages since I've gone so far inbetween fluff pieces.  Cotton must really have the flu.  She is nowhere to be found.

I feel like part of me is missing.

My inner Inu is sulking, refusing to meet my eyes.

Maybe this is the dregs of the cold...I'm still coughing myself awake too many nights.  Sleep cycle is screwed.  Brain is rusty.  I spent three days lost inside of Inufan's Making Things Right, wondering how I would write it differently (not that I did write anything; it was sort of an exercise in mental speculation.  It's still a story I really enjoy reading).

I need to kick Pink in the tush.  Or give her new fodder.  Or stop coughing.  Or all of the above. 


Luckily, I keep all the ideas and false starts and partially written stuff I generate.  I actually have written two or three thousand words...just nothing complete.  So it's not total writer's block.  Just nothing feels right.

Life as a writer, I guess.  Maybe I need to tease Poetry Muse to wake back up.  She's been asleep for way too long.

Next year, please, all you patron saints and kami of writers, don't let me get sick right before the Nano.  Please?



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Nov. 8th, 2009 11:49 pm (UTC)
I'm definitely opting for the guess that it's health related. Still recovering, still off-kilter and off-schedule for sleep? That can go a long way to messing up the kind of creative concentration one needs to write. Hang tough. Hugs.
Nov. 9th, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)
Off schedule for sleep is definitely the word. Went to bed for two hours last night, woke up coughing, was awake 3 hours, then managed to grab a few more later...

I definitely am hanging.

Oh, BTW, I loved your little quiz. I showed up as Hanyou...thought that was a good place to be...LOL.
Nov. 9th, 2009 01:15 am (UTC)
Heee~ I saw you took it. And the TYPO in the results (you for your)! Hanyou is perfect for you. It's not as fanon as Youkai and it's not as canon as Human :)
Nov. 9th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
I thought it was perfect, too...So far, of the results I've seen, I'm unique. How cool. I stand in the middle and do my own thing...
Nov. 9th, 2009 02:42 am (UTC)
Absolutely how I see you ^_^
Nov. 9th, 2009 04:40 am (UTC)
And pretty much now I like to think of myself!
Nov. 9th, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
I feel like part of me is missing.


No doubt, this is related to your health woes and every other little way life is throwing you off balance at the moment :-/ Sometimes the muses burn out and the bunnies flee, leaving us high and dry.

Just be glad you have an inner Inu instead of an inner Sess! o.O

Hang in there ~ I'm sure one of them will be coaxed back to life...
Nov. 9th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
I actually have both...the only two character muses that come around and pester me...but ever since I let Sessh have Ginhime as his daughter, he's been laying low...Every now and then I get the sound of play growls and baby laughter...

I may have to threaten him with having Sesshmom come for a visit to get him to behave...

You are probably right about it being health (especially sleep) related...Off balance is the right word.
Nov. 9th, 2009 01:26 am (UTC)
Well, when my inner Sess shuts down, he does it for a good long while. I'd rather have him at least paying attention to whatever else is going on than to just go AWOL on me. I'd imagine Inuyasha is easier to deal with on a day-to-day basis :P
Nov. 9th, 2009 01:39 am (UTC)
He is, let me tell you...he doesn't give me a lot of problem at all...except to nudge me once in awhile if he thinks I'm ignoring him...Or make puppy eyes at me. He does listen to me whine about how I ought to be writing more original stuff, and tells me to go for it...and next thing I know, I get a string of IK fics popping out of my brain...sneaky hanyou....

Nov. 9th, 2009 12:35 am (UTC)
Sorry, your muse called in sick. I think they will return as soon as you get well.

I seem to be procrastinating. My drabble writing is still consistent. I am now at 347 stories. The trouble is that the story I really want to write about Inuyasha/Rin will not come out. I have not written on it over a month.

Instead I reread Vendetta, Kagome's Baby and Full Circle while reading Paean and Fragments of A Shattered Moon for IYFG. It is
much easier to read than to write.

Get well. I think you can put off NaNowriMo until you feel better. It will still be there next year. You proved last year that you can write 50,000 words in a month.
Nov. 9th, 2009 12:55 am (UTC)
You're catching up with me...I'm only 9 ahead of you.

Oh yes, it's much easier to read than write.

Yeah, I'm not going to pressure myself for the 50,000 words. I'm already a week behind...the story idea, though, intrigues me...it's based on a concept I had when I was 20ish about all the important women of Agamemnon's life confronting him in the afterworld...(I really am and have been into the classics a long, long time...) First time I pulled it out to play with in 20 years...It isn't looking anything like what I did when I first tried.
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