Happy Friday everyone! I'm thrilled today because this is the first time in a looong time that I haven't procrastinated with my blog post! YAY ME!
So anyway, let's get down to business. The business of naming my muse, that is. That's right, after all these years of writing (14 to be exact) my muse has never had a name. Sure, I've probably called her a few not-so-nice names in the fit of a plot meltdown, or synopsis struggle...but my muse and I have never been on a first name basis.In answering an email from fellow Book Cents Author Donna Cummings, she calls her muse Endora (remember her from Bewitched? Yeah, how freaking cool is that???). They were going out for ice cream. And I got to thinking, maybe my muse would cooperate more often if I called her by name. Only problems is, I have no idea what to call her. Out of all of the creative character names I can think of for my stories, I just can't come up with one for my muse. Maybe because I'm too close to her? I don't know. So this is where I need your help.
Let me tell you a little bit about my muse: She's definitely a steak and potatoes kinda girl. Whiskey is her drink of choice, but she's been known to imbibe in a martini or two (or three). Dessert? It's all about the cheesecake (turtle cheescake is her fav). She's quite sassy, and has a bit of a dark side - although she's not evil at all. She loves her bling, but she's no foo-foo princess. She's a little bit country but has a rock and roll heart. And speaking of her heart?? Underneath that snarky exterior beats the heart of a hopeless romantic. She loves that romantic spark, she's flirty and can be all out sexy when she wants to be. Loyal to a fault, she will put herself out there for what she believes in. When push comes to shove, the writing truly is, all about her.
So there you have it. Help me give the girl a name. Polls will be open all weekend. The winner will be announced on next Friday's post as I interview my newly named muse. AND I will put your name (or pseudonym, initials, whatever) on my website as helping me to name my muse!
And Thanks to Donna for giving me this great idea. You can follow her on twitter @BookEmDonna (How's that for a plug?!)
Keep those names coming troops!