Clare London (clarelondon) wrote,
Clare London

JAN 27: Blog Hijack...

Call me Muse. "MISTER" Muse.
Damn, sorry, need to get that humor under control.

And today I'm Blogging. Deal with it :).

I'm not exactly sure what's involved, but CL assures me it's not immoral, illegal or will make me fat.
I think it churlish of her to smirk after that comment, and she’ll pay for it.
That’s AFTER she’s transcribed my post.

Let’s get this straight. Communication isn’t usually my thing.
I deal with CL because let's face it, if I didn’t, we wouldn’t get a damned thing written.
And look, I’m not one to tell tales about her off-laptop, but you know that phrase High Maintenance...?!

So what do you want to talk about today?
CL says it’s an interactive thing, this Blogging.
Ask them questions, she says.
Engage them,she says.
Entertain them, she says, then that smirk reappears.

Anyway, we write together.
Or rather, I create superbly-plotted, wildly original and breathtakingly imaginative worlds and characters, and then CL plugs them into the keyboard.
I read them over.
She weeps.
Then we try to make that proverbial silk purse out of the sow’s ear of her interpretation.

Yes, I’m assertive. Some would say harsh, but then that’s relative to… what?
CL’s prevarication? Inevitable distraction by anything shiny? Over-use of adverbs?
Yes, I kick butt. Well, I would if I had feet.
That’s metaphor, you should know that, right?
She's smirking again.

And that makes me THINK about this Writing Thing.
About WHY we put ourselves through it. WHY we do it at all.
For entertainment? For gratification? For - like I said before - communication?
For motivations that are materialistic or magnanimous?

Anyway, here’s what they tell me is a POLL.
(now there’s a plot bunny...)
It's FUN, apparently.
Join in. Click those boxes.
Oh, and Add your own reasons!!.
CL appears very interested to know.
EDIT: had to take the damned POLL thing down, it wasn't working. I'm not saying operator error or anything, of course...

Personally, I think it's just her excuse to avoid another sticky chapter 3 for another hour or so.
But I'm not listening to any complaints from any of you, just get on with it.
Like you’re some kind of creative, sensitive soul who should be allowed to respond to the whims of life and the vagaries of imagination at your own leisure and with the complete support and admiration from all around you…

OK, so CL's making those gestures where you draw a zip across your mouth.
Guess my time's up.
And she informs me (her teeth appear to be gritted) that I’ve been rudely cavalier and have probably alienated her whole readership.
All 7 of them. *yawn*
So to redress the balance, if you comment here, I'll enter you in a draw to win a FREE DOWNLOAD of one of her books.
Guess I'll be paying for that out of my commission.
If I got any, that is.

PS to kz_snow:
Just talking hypothetically, you understand, but IF I were in the market for a relationship, and IF I liked the look of a fellow muse, and IF that muse were a like-minded soul, and IF you just happened to pass me Buddy's cell number so we could sort of compare notes on our authors...

It looks poor on the net, I'm told -
"Muse seeks like-minded soulmate, is single, no allergies, GSOH, non-smoker, non-mover actually, occasional power complexes, ludicrous yet embedded commitment to m/m author..."

You get the picture.

Sez Clare: *speechless*.


Follow this month with Clare (yes, it's all about the MEEEE...):

COMING SOON: charlie cochrane, marquesate, K Z Snow.

Week 4:
Jan 23 : jaime protests the use and mis-use of labels...
Jan 24 : clare pimps the imminent release of FREEMAN...
Jan 25 : ginger simpson shares an interview with her latest fictional heroine...
Jan 26 : dakota flint confesses to the irresistible lure of research...

Jan 16 : jenre discusses what she loves best about m/m fiction...
Jan 17 : clare posts YouTube frippery and her brief skirmish with a recording career...
Jan 18 : report from the prestigious *cough* OTP Con UK 2009...
Jan 19 : emily chats about the principles of good reviewing...
Jan 20 : josh lanyon talks about the proper place for your green-eyed feelings...
Jan 21 : sharon offers great advice and support for all of us trying to live a healthy life...
Jan 22 : merith writes about the slow but steady epiphany of love...

Jan 09 : ravensilver describes the creativity of independent manga publishing - and the challenges...
Jan 10 : kitzheng talks about Kink...
Jan 11 : chrissy munder shares the struggles of writing, NC17 penguins and mantyhose...
Jan 12 : 1more_sickpuppy bares her soul about confessing her love for m/m fiction...
Jan 13 : erastes talks about taking that leap from fanfiction to the 'original' world...
Jan 14 : meet my Muse, the 'man' who has way too much power in my writing house...
Jan 15 : Sloane Taylor heats up those chill new year nights...

Jan 01 : the Cheeky Cherubs welcome us to 2009 with a pithy verse or two and the threat of piercings...
Jan 02 : sweet, sexy fiction from lilzazu, all about the perennially tricky problem of a sticky shift...
Jan 03 : excellent editing tips for all authors who ever wondered whether to be cruel to be kind to their prose, hosted by jolilightner...
Jan 04 : Clare pimps the fabulous I DO anthology, now available in ebook and all proceeds to Lambda...
Jan 05 : abstractrx ponders the changing role of Romance and its reflection of - or on?! - the society around it...
Jan 06 : FREE FICTION from me and my friends!
Jan 07 : Jordan Castillo Price discusses what tempts us to try out a new author...
Jan 08 : Clare rambles on about perceived plagiarism and posts excerpts of her Torquere titles...

No days left now to pimp, pose or pontificate! Join me next time I'm mad energetic enough to do this again!
Original call-up post HERE!!
Tags: blog, blog month, me, muse, writing
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