This post idea has been nicked from my writer friend and blog buddy Ellie Garrat. I had really enjoyed Ellie’s post last week and had decided then and there that I would borrow her idea, or better still get inspired by it.
Our muses can indeed be troublesome. They are also people we desperately need in our lives. Our muse has the ability to irritate us and can be a sadist at times, he/she loves to put us through all kinds of torture. When it comes to inspiration and great ideas we writer are willing to undergo every kind of suffering for it.
I would never ever sell my muse; even if my life depended on it. Okay, he does trouble me and we have a rocky relationship, but what the hell, I chose to be in this writer-muse relationship. I am fiercely possessive of my muse. He can be a darling at times. Gentle like a lamb. Generous to a fault.
But, if ever I was forced to sell my muse for some strange, unexplainable reason, then ….here is what my advertisement would read:
“ Muse for sale. Is immensely talented; has the potential of genius; but, has never developed that skill as yet. Needs to be handled with care, as he is prone to mood swings. Has thrown few tantrums. Though he believes in loyalty, he has a roving eye, and sometimes does the disappearing act. Can be extremely generous and lovey-dovey. Believes in lot of P.D.A’s. Is a master of disguises. Is extremely goodlooking, computer trained, can work magic on computer and with pen and paper. Most of his ideas are awesome and he has earned the respect of his peers.”
Price on request.
Now, tell me, if you were selling your muse, what would your ad be? How would you describe your muse? I am waiting to read every one’s ad. I am sure the answers will be fun.
P.S : This is just a fun piece and I hope I am not offending anyone. We all deserve a break from all the serious topics we have been tackling. I have the highest regard for every muse; mine and other writers. If I have hurt the sentiment of any muse, I sincerely apologize, as muses are a writer’s oxygen. God forbid, if a muse and a writer were to part ways.