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Finding that Sweet Spot

One of the most invigorating and strengthening things for a writer is inspiration. I believe inspiration comes from the muses and enjoy actually writing about them in character form as well. They make a cameo in my work-in-progress, "Out of the Blue," a novel. I've had fun researching everything I could about the muses, as they are so essential to my writing practice. Anyway, when you are inspired as a writer, it is hard to feel insecure because you are in your zone--you own your sweet spot, and there words flow. In your sweet spot you are secure.

When thinking about blogging this morning, knowing it is the first Wednesday of the month, the designated day of the month that we bloggers involved with the Insecure Writer's Support Group, post, an old soul song with just a hint of gospel, came to mind. I'm leaving you with it this morning, as inspiration for your writing practice today. When the Inspirations lyrics refer to "her" I would envision your writing muse.


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  1. Any time I think of the Muses I think of the movie "Xanadu" from 1980. Have you ever seen it? It's quite long, but I still love it.

    Thanks for posting for IWSG!

    1. I enjoy IWSG Charity. To both you and Alex, I must revisit Xanadu. You've both made me curious.

  2. I love the idea of muses. My muse is named Ena. :)

    1. Hmm. I like that name. Very evocative. I need to name mine too.

  3. I wish I could get into that sweet spot. I haven't been inspired in a while. Nice song though!

    1. It'll come Madilyn probably when you least expect.

  4. I'm with Charity! I think of Xanadu as well.

  5. I love it when I find that sweet spot, but usually it takes plugging through the ho-hums about my writing and often being patient for the inspiration to come.
    How cool that your muse has a cameo!

    1. Of course it takes time. Well worth it though.

  6. I agree with Jenni about plugging away then enjoying the sweet spot.

  7. It's such magic when we arrive in that sweet spot. And what a great song to invoke the muses - this is definitely going on my play muse-invitation play list.

  8. This song is going on my inspiration list too! I've been working a lot with Muses and the Fates in my meditation practices and writing so I felt a particular kin to this post. I'm absolutely fascinated with muses! I think this is a perfect post for me to also tell you how much I've been inspired by your writing and your blog--you, Stephanie, are one of my muses!

    1. Renata, this is the nicest thing ever. Thanks so much. I'm deeply touched!


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