Monday, July 11, 2011

Oh where are you muse??

Ok bitch, where did you go? It seems like me and most everyone else's muse has taken a vacation. I have all of these ideas floating in my head but every time I sit down to write, I get about a few hundred words before something else distracts me. I know it's not permanent and I know it will pass but it is sooooo friggin' annoying.

See I've already lost interest in writing this blog for today! LOL.

You know what's also not helping is that people on my publisher loop keep posting about their new contracts. I am starting to feel the pressure to produce more and my process is very easy going. I write when I want to, but everyone announcing new contracts is killing me. I think part of me is waiting for my cover and my edits. Sorry to sound like it's all about me but in Marie world it is ALL about ME! I am a firm believer that there has to be a place in your life where it's all about you and that place for me is in my writing.

I don't know if I announced this yet, I'm too lazy to go back through the posts but my brother after only dating this girl for 6 months is now engaged!!!! "G" is over the moon because she hopes that this is her chance to be a junior bridesmaid. "C" has already announced, he's not going to wear a "monkey suit". Where did he get that phrase? He's only eight for crying out loud! LOL! My sister and I are now in constant fear that we will be asked to be bridesmaids. We both feel that we are too old and happily she's the type that still has a lot of college friends. So we are both off the hook. I just can't imagine buying a bridesmaid dress right now. Oh well....

Peace Out,


  1. Your muse must be with mine at the beach. We might have to go hang out with the bitches and convince them to come back!

    Congrats to your brother. Wonderful news for him and your family!


  2. I can SO relate to this! I have my own pace. I should be happy with my own pace. But, like you say, one keeps hearing of all these other contracts, seeing the new covers...and feels the pressure to keep up.

    It's not realiastic, and we have to quit punishing ourselves, and enjoy our own pace. Easier said than done, I know. I loved the feelings of a new contract, a new cover...I want to do it again, but I'm so slow.

    I've got to learn to accept that.

    Thanks for sharing your feelings, so that I know I'm not alone.


  3. Congrats to your brother!!! How exciting.

    I know exactly what you mean about the pressure. And it's so much worse after you sell a book. Wish I knew how to calm down and go at my own pace instead of always worrying how to keep up. Not like it's a race or anything! :-)