I never thought much about my muse(s) until I took a year off to write in New Zealand. I was unemployed and poor — just like all struggling authors should be. But then I stumbled across this Ted Talk which changed my view about creativity. In it she claims that all creativity comes from your muse. If people don’t like what you wrote, you probably had a bad muse assigned to the case.
It’s freeing to think that creativity can come from a muse and all I need to do is show up and write. I don’t need to be poor and depressed — worrying if the world will like me. I just had to write. Just show up and write.
Creativity from a muse feels right… so many ideas pop into my head without ever purposefully thinking them… that makes it much easier to believe in muses.
So thanks, muse, for all the hard work… see you tomorrow!