Wednesday, September 11, 2013
I saw this blog hop thing and thought! YES! I can totally do this.
Then I sat down to write the post and found myself, fingers hovering over keyboard, cold beverage (beer) beside me and for the life of me I couldn't come up with anything.
I wondered what my muse really is. You know what's strange? I never thought about that before. I just see something and think "hrm...that would make a great story!" Does that mean I take my inspiration from anywhere? That anything can be my muse? Over the past few months other than release my short BDSM story titled Aint too Proud to Beg I took a long break from writing MF. I just felt as if everything was going wrong and I needed a little space to breath. I guess during those months my Muse took a vacation because he didn't talk to me the whole time I was breaking. It wasn't a cold break--I was doing edits, completely overhauling a monster novel that I was kind of left to deal with on my own even though I didn't write the thing alone. But its cool. Edits were a pain but I'm doing much better.
But why was my Muse so pissed off? Well, he was irate because I had to pull all my stories from one publisher and it left me with a bad taste in my mouth. I was seriously beginning to second guessing wanting to be an author and put up with the drama and politics I had to deal with just to get the rights back to my work. It left me just feeling down and angry and betrayed and I guess my Muse must have felt it. I shut down my website for a while there and just let the other one run the domain until it expired and ignored my facebook and twitter and all those stuff.
Then my Muse decided he was not sticking around this sinking ship, that he would give me some time to blow off some steam and come backwhen I get my shit together.
My muse is suddenly back and quite refreshed. He is back from vacation with so much to say that I can't seem to write down the ideas fast enough before he starts blabbing about another idea. Lately, he's craving more sexy stuff--not your typical, vanilla with a side of yipes! mixed with some oh la la.
Oh no, he's back with the singe-your-eyebrows-soak-in-ice-cubes hot cravings that makes me blush jotting them down.
So what does this mean?
Well, aside from the fact my stories will be a little hotter than what my readers are used to so far, I'm not sure. While I enjoyed writing BDSM with Aint Too Proud to Beg I don't think I will make it a habit of writing spankings and tying-s up and that sort of thing. But, my Muse is demanding I write a true May/December romance so I think I will figure that out first before I pen er computer--er..write my newest story. My Muse is also demanding I write about a single mother whose sons have just gone off to university and she decides its time to step out of her comfort zone and go to a foreign land to find herself.
I mean, what do you do after you spent the last twenty or so years catering to other people and neglecting yourself?
Yes, I know this post is all over the place, but guess what? My Muse is scatter-brained. He is all over the place, especially when he is excited about what is next and what is to come. Don't let that fool you though, my stories are sexy, romantic and interracial - yum!
For my give away I would like to give away a pair of handmade earrings (made by a friend of mine Empress Reign Designs). All you have to do is follow me on this blog and you will be entered into winning it! Second prize will be an ebook copy of Aint Too Proud to Beg.
Please continue the blog hop! The other wonderful authors have awesome posts and awesome prizes too!
Thank you for visiting!
Love and gropes,