Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Voices Are Back

As writers we have different ways to describe our muses. For me, I call them the voices. Some characters are stronger than others in my mind. In fact, some suddenly appear out of no where and I suddenly can't do anything but write down their story.

This happened the other night. And when I say night, I mean I was in bed ready to pass out. This is when it usually happens for me. I have to jump out of bed and run to my computer to purge the information that has suddenly flooded my brain. So I jumped up, grabbed my trusty iPad, and started typing.

And happily, this voice belongs to a character I've been trying to figure out for a few months now. I have written her story once before, but it wasn't right. I knew there were holes and issues that needed to be fixed. In fact I even decided that she's not a youngster, but rather just out of high school. This is a big change for the story. Now her voice is coming across loud and clear.

What do you call your muse? Is it a voice in your head like mine? Do you feel the need to write non-stop when your muse visits? 


  1. My muse visits a lot when I'm driving- which can be very bad if I'm grabbing for scraps of paper and trying to write something down real quick! =)

    1. Haha, I've had that problem too! I solved it by purchasing a small hand recorder. Of course, now my problem is remembering to put it back in the car. :-)