Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Two Weeks

“Many people hear voices when no-one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing.” - Anonymous

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Sometimes writing feels like madness, others like euphoria, for a writer to lasso words into lines of prose fluidly streaming our imaginations, capturing a moment or lifetime in a few lines. All parts of the equation luring the writer in me. Words fascinate me; they are puzzles for a muse to fit together into whatever he or she might render possible with an ounce of beguiling creativity.

In as much as I savor writing, at times my muse eludes even me. Not exactly - I’m one of the more fortunate ones to get haunted by mine. Folly, gave me a playful, insightful, muse who tends to get distracted rather easy, leaping and bounding all over the place, instead of doing what a muse/I should be doing.

Which to tell you the truth is getting me in a bit of hot water. I’ve spent far too long on the current draft of my book than need be. All the pieces are set and ready to place in their respective chapters; I simply need to sit, butt in chair and finish the remaining pages. To be honest, I love the direction this book is taking. So much so, that I’m unplugging for two weeks to finish (this draft).

Yes, I’m giving myself a self-imposed deadline. Someone needs to kick my virtual ass into gear, who else if not me. Until then follow your muse, whatever it may be…

43 comments:

  1. Good luck on unplugging and on your draft. I also need doses of discipline every day. :)

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  2. That's such an awesome quote haha. Keep on keeping on! :)

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  3. Nice play Indigo.

    Sit and do your Self some good.

    Cheers!...your success is all of ours as well. So do well.

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  4. You are wonderful and so focused!!! Blessings frend!

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  5. ".. for a writer to lasso words into lines of prose that fluidly stream our imaginations.." no truer words have been spoken.

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  6. Have fun Indigo. It's good and necessary to unplug once in a while. -Lee

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  7. Good luck with it! I bet you'll get a ton accomplished - have fun :)

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  8. I'm so happy for you. Good luck with the completion ....of course not that you need it. You are awesome in my opinion!

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  9. I really think you should find Lynda Barry's book "What It Is". Being alone and staring at walls is actually part of the process.

    xx
    Russ

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  10. Have fun with the writing, Indigo. And it's good to know you have your Muse to keep you company :)

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  11. See you when you get back to us...
    Now get to work...lol..
    Hugs, Sheri

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  12. You can do it Indigo! Can't wait to hear the progress! =)

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  13. My Muse is the same way. He sees something shiny and off he goes. Then he starts dancing around me, singing about a new idea when I'm trying to concentrate on one!

    I am trying to crack the whip on myself as well. :)

    I hope both of us our fortunate and disciplined.

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  14. What a lovely place to be - butt in chair, writing. Enjoy! We'll see you when you get back. :)

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  15. Enjoy the unplugging - I have no doubt it will all come together perfectly.
    Lisa

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  16. I am so fortunate to have found your reads once again. My hopes are that your thoughts find their way to the pages you plan to publish. My best to you always my friend,
    Take care and enjoy,
    Katie

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  17. Good luck and have fun being unplugged. Sometimes it's as enjoyable as getting the constant feedback and support of the cyber world.

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  18. i love you and i'll miss you! good luck, my friend! xo

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  19. Hi! I popped over from Southern Princess to say hi and congratulate you on your award. :-)

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  20. Wonderful post and the unplugging I am sure will go well...if you are perusing the blogs in the silent and hidden way; I posted a blurb about your blog on mine today...

    Have a wonderful weekend and good luck with the draft!

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  21. Best of luck Indigo! I'm working hard on a novel of my own, and it consumes my life. My muse was distracted by school for the longest time, but since graduation, time is finally joining my side.

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  22. ha ha great quote!!! love it.

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  23. You go girl!!! let me know how you manage that discipline kickin' your ass in gear. I could use a tip about right now...cya in 2 weeks! hugz!

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  24. Go for it, Indigo ... looking forward to your next update!
    Best,
    Marty

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  25. That's such an awesome quote haha. Keep on keeping on! :
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  26. What a great quote! Hope you and your muse meet the deadline :)

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  27. Love the quote, love your writing, thanks for finding me at Glow Worm! I will be coming back here for more. In the meantime, please enjoy your self-imposed quiet and good luck with your draft. All the best to you...

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  28. Wishing you the best.......and may the muse be with you......

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  29. I love that quote at top! I have to give myself some deadlines as well. I just am not motivated sometimes. Good luck!!

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  30. I understand the need to unplug. Good luck on getting the draft finished. You can do it! :)

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  31. It's tough when our muses are playful children with A.D.D. and we are grownups trying to appreciate the inspiration and playfulness while still maintaining adult deadlines in an adult world. I think sometimes we fear that if we ask our muses to abide by structure and discipline they'll pack up their suitcases and go.

    But I've also found that a muse can be trained, just like any other muscle... and giving it a structured playtime isn't always a bad thing.

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  32. Just stopping by to say that I hope the writing is going well! Enjoy!

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  33. I self-impose deadlines all the time. It really works in keeping me motivated. Even if I fall short, I work faster with them in place.

    Good luck. Happy writing.

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  34. I've just stumbled on your blog. I hope unplugging did the trick and you've reached your goal!

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  35. I couldn't agree more. What a wonderfully written post. I admire your focus and wish you the best of luck

    Val

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Thank you for giving my silence a voice, my muse your words, and taking the time to discover my prose.