How would you personify your muse?
Well, my muse is sometimes fluffy and sweet and cooperative ...
Other times, an ugly, cantakerous, slimy beast.
What better personification than a gremlin? So, from this day forward, I dub my muse Gizmo.
Gizmo shares the same three rules for proper care and maintance as his cinematic counterparts:
1. Keep it away from bright lights.
Gizmo can be shy. He doesn't always want to come out to play. I've found he's most responsive in a dim room with only the computer's glow for company.
2. Don't get it wet.
Getting Gizmo wet (as in too many glasses of wine) causes his ideas to multiply too quickly, to wit my characters meander around aimlessly for chapters on end.
3. And don't feed it after midnight
If I make the mistake of going to bed with WIP on my brain, Gizmo responds with a nasty bout of insomnia. He doesn't care that I have a house to run and children to tote about which requires a full seven hours sleep before my seven a.m. wake up call.
But when Gizmo and I are on the same page, we get along splendidly. I guess I would even say he's my hero. A reluctant one at times, but a hero nonetheless.
So, to you Gizmo, I dedicate this song (can't take credit for the vid, just thought it was really cute!):
Hate him or love him
For the same reason
Can't leave it
The game needs him
Plus the people need someone to believe in
So in God's own we trust
'Cause they know I'm gonna give 'em what they want
They looking for . . . a hero
I guess that makes me . . . a hero
Now, to all of you, how do you personify your muse?
This is an official traveling blog question for the month of June, so if anyone decides to post about this, let me know in the comments so I can come meet your muse! Until then, have a great weekend, and see you next week. :)