What if? Your Muse is Yelling at You

Lisa Tomey
Apr 16 · 2 min read
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What if? Your Muse is Yelling and You Ignore Them
I am certain that anybody reading this has had this experience. An idea comes to mind, and it’s so compelling you think, “Oh, I must go right to my computer and write this down.”

Hours later, you are still in another mode and do not write the idea. Shoot, you may have forgotten what that one thing was. Later on, you read online a story about something similar to the topic and the light comes on. “Oh, shoot, I should have written that idea down and published it, now it’s too long. It will look like I am a copycat, now. Oh, well…next time.”

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What happens next? Does there become a next time? Listening to your muse when the message comes does not mean you have to jump up and write, in the middle of the night when you need sleep. Noting what the muse is saying, however, is an easy task.

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Keeping a notepad by the bed or a micro-recorder or even your phone recorder will allow you to capture the thoughts. The next thing is to act on the inspiration. Your muse didn’t give you those ideas for nothing, you know. So, act on the words. Put them down and write out the story. It may be the beginning, middle, end of your current work in progress. It may be a standalone post idea, but if you write it and produce it, then it becomes yours.

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Listen Act Release and move on. It never fails me that when I act on one mused thought, another comes. It’s about listening, acting, paying attention and doing something about it. Sometimes my muse has to yell at me and I have to get off my butt and do something. It’s just the way it works.
What? Are you still sitting here reading this post? Well, in that case, tell me about how this has worked for you. I am dying to know.

Lisa Tomey

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Artist, Writer, Nature Enthusiast, Foodie, who is growing older gracefully, or not.

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