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“Writing Is Like . . .” << This Is A Meme-Challenge


Writing is like...

Writing is like dating a metaphysical goddess !!

It was only four days ago I wrote, When The Muse Speaks . . ., then, yesterday, Darcia challenged me to complete the prompt, Writing is like…”. I take the near appearance of those two events as an instance of synchronicity; and, the metaphysical goddess that my muse is certainly knows how to operate through synchronicity…

The process of writing a book, for me, begins with my muse asking me out on a date. The “asking me out” is her way of slipping me an idea she wants me to develop into a book length piece of writing.

When it comes to this blog, I usually do the asking out.

This post, however, had Darcia unwittingly invoking my muse’s ability to use events I’m not directly involved with to bring me a chance to interact with the wider writers’ community.

In that post I linked to up there, When The Muse Speaks…, I give some information about how I formed a deep and entitized relationship with my muse–she is extremely real to me and has been since my twenties.

We are, in fact, married and, yes, we still go out on dates :-)

Of course she’s metaphysical because she’s an intimate part of my mind; yet, she has her autonomy–oh, my, yes she has her own independent way of living!

There are times I call her and she’s nowhere to be seen. There are times I’d rather use my own little ego-mind and she cuddles up and insists we work together.

She’s a goddess because she has creative power and she knows more about morality and proper behavior than I could master on my own.

One thing though: she guides my conscious mind when I write–I don’t feel like I’m sitting here taking dictation–I feel like I’m just me intending to purposefully convey what I think.

One thing more: All my writing may resemble what I thought I’d decided to put down but resemblance is not the same as identity–all my writing surprises me

My muse may not seem to be there telling me what to write but she’s always “there”, even when I don’t see her and she won’t talk to me and I can’t catch a whiff of her fragrance.

She’s my wife and she’s trained me well :-)
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7 responses to ““Writing Is Like . . .” << This Is A Meme-Challenge

  1. Simone Benedict June 22, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    How very cool. A muse sounds like a good spouse to have!

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  2. Darcia Helle June 22, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Alexander, I always enjoy your unique vision. I have no doubt that your muse is a fascinating lady. :)

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  3. Karla Telega June 22, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    For me, writing is like a walk in the forest. Lost in my thoughts, sometimes familiar, sometimes unexpected. Whether I’m slogging through the brambles, or making good time on a well worn path, I feel a sense of peace as the words are coming out.

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