Writing Can Be Murder

March 25, 2008

Massaging the Muse

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 4:57 pm

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for me on the personal front and my writing output suffered greatly, so yesterday I decided to massage my muse.

To set the mood I listened to bad 80s music.  (Pity my neighbors who had to listen to Rock Me Amadeus on an endless loop for over an hour. Why my muse needed to listen to Falco, I’ll never understand.)

 I read an old favorite book, Horse of Two Colors (Not a classic, not a best seller, not even an adult book, but the book I read when I was seven that made me want to tell stories. A dear friend bought me a copy of this book a couple of years ago and now I read it whenever I’m frustrated.)

 I indulged in some awesome  white grapefruit and vanilla tea. YUM! 

I slathered on a boatload of Vanilla Bean Noel body lotion (Bath & Bodyworks only sells it at Xmas time, so I usually dole it out to myself in little decadent bits.)

I told the barrista at Starbucks “yes” when she asked if I wanted the cinnamon dolce sprinkles on my grande non-fat steamer with sugar free cinnamon dolce syrup no whip.

 Sated and satisfied my muse got back to work and I had the most productive day I’d had in weeks.

How do YOU massage YOUR muse?



  1. I’m trying to imagine the mood Rock Me Amadeus would set. Kind of scary. 😉

    Comment by Kate Perry — March 27, 2008 @ 5:10 am | Reply

  2. Scary?

    I think it’s just so….silly…that’s why it appeals to me.

    The song of the day to day is GHOSTBUSTERS! — no idea why….

    Comment by love2wryte — March 27, 2008 @ 7:05 pm | Reply

  3. I love Rock Me Amadeus! And One Night In Bangkok, too!

    Comment by Jennifer Colgan — March 30, 2008 @ 8:15 pm | Reply

  4. Ooooh I’d forgotten about Bangkok

    and maybe I’ll put on Puttin’ on the Ritz…

    Comment by love2wryte — March 31, 2008 @ 4:54 pm | Reply

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