I ended a recent post with a quote by Stephen King about the muse and I am going to begin this post with the same quote:
There is a muse, but he’s not going to come fluttering down into your writing room and scatter creative fairy-dust all over your typewriter…
King believes there is a muse and I wholeheartedly agree with him; furthermore, I’ve discovered exactly who the muse is.
It’s someone you know.
Haven’t we all wondered who the muse is? I mean, we’ve heard of this mythical being for as long as we can remember. Haven’t we?
Writers have written about the muse down through the centuries, sometimes she is indeed a mythical fairy who sprinkles dust all over your typewriter, and other times he’s a moody cigar smoking jerk only offering inspiration when it darn well suits him and never when you ask for it.
But what if these descriptions are wrong?
And yet, there are, in fact, real true-to-life muses.
Your muse is closer to you than you realize. (Click to Tweet)
Are you ready to discover who your muse is?
Who believes in you and your writing, even if you may never publish a bestseller, or even if you never publish anything at all?
Who cheers you on regardless if you’re winning or losing? Especially if you’re losing. I’m talking about the one who always has season tickets. He or she is there to offer whatever support you need, whenever it’s needed, whether it’s a high-five for a job well done or encouragement to lift you up for your next attempt.
Indeed, who is the one that supports you for the passion you bring to your work and the struggles you endure, regardless of the outcome?
Who is the muse?
At any given time, it could be a teacher, or a coach, or a husband, or a wife, or a parent, or a brother, or a sister, or a best friend, or even a dog or a cat, or it could be several of them…
I’m certain if you think about it for just a moment, you’ll realize you know exactly who your muse is.
How about taking a moment today and let your muse know how special they are and how much they mean to you and the work you do.
Who is your muse? Share in the comments.