It was forecasted to be rainy for most of this past weekend and, in spite of the predicted forecast, Tina and I still decided to go out to our trailer this weekend. The rain could/would be the perfect reason for me to take the time to write. We just wanted to get away and spend some time nature!
I love writing, it is very cathartic for me. It provides me with an opportunity to connect or reconnect with my higher self and/or parts of me that connect with the creative force that resides outside and inside of me.
When I write, I may have the initial spark, ember, or concept of what the book could be and then I tap deeply into the divine creative force that resides outside of me that assists me in writing the rest of the story.
Some authors have a muse to help them in their creative endeavours.
- (in Greek and Roman mythology) each of nine goddesses, the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, who preside over the arts and sciences.
Similar: inspiration, creative influence, stimulus, stimulation, afflatus
- a person or personified force who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist.
“Yeats’ muse, Maud Gonne”
Traditionally music is my muse. When I wrote, “A Warrior’s Heart: The Awakening” the piece that inspired me was Matsuri by Kitaro. I would play that just before I would settle in to write! Or sometimes I would put it on a continuous loop.
As I write “Awakening the Heart: Shavon Sun Cloud” I find myself listening to Celtic music. Yes, that’s a big hint on what my next book is about!
With or without a muse or music, nothing gets done until I make the time to write. This is a simple lesson in life. Nothing gets done until you make the time, or schedule the time. Without scheduling or making the time, your idea is just a dream.
Setting side the time, then actually taking the time is the next step in creating the life of your dreams!