Thought of the moment....

No matter how hard you try, you will NEVER control anyone else's attitudes, actions, or outcomes. The only person that you have the ability to directly impact is you, and it is your responsibility to learn how to do just that...to utilize the knowledge, skills, and abilities you have been given to impact the world in the most positive way that you can EVERY chance you get!



Sunday, April 17, 2011

What's your muse boost?



So...so....so...sorry that I have been gone for so long if any of you wonderful people missed me. I have been working really hard on a couple of projects and Murphy has me busy every night when I come home. One night we will be splitting wood. Yes, catching up from all the wood that we cut in the past season and crafting the logs to fit into our wood burner. Or if I come home I get to help spread mulch. Murphy has already put down 16 truck loads. Our yard is looking amazing. Next we have to finish painting the upstairs to put in the water baseboard heaters to prepare for next year. So there are still so many things that need to be done.

I was also interviewed on the lovely and wonderfully talented Michelle Merrill's blog Perfecting the Craft Friday. Yeah, you know, the one with the AMAZING EYES! Totally jealous. She made me sound oh so glamorous.

Anyway, if you are in the mood to check me out then please feel free to head over there and shoot me a comment. Michelle is wonderful.

Short note. Today I took an adventure my back yard and walked through the woods for some inspiration and found a little more than I was looking for. I found this little grey sponge.

Here is some of the mystic inspiration that I found in my back woods as well. I have read so many post about faeries and nymphs that it just made me think of all of them running around in my woods. Also my Murphy bought me a voice recorder. I was very happy to have it because I have some of my best ideas when I am moving.

So tell me...where does some of your inspiration come from? Where do you go for a muse boost?


Also I set up a Facebook Fan Page and of course you have to have 25 likes to keep your name. So if any of you are feeling generous, then please click on the black Facebook link to the right and Like my page. If  you don't want to...no worries. Thank you!

17 comments:

Josh Hoyt said...

That is a wonderful yard to find inspiration. Wow! See I like to play my fantasy games and listen to music. I also enjoy my classes that make me think about the many problems that people face.

damyantiwrites said...

You live in a beautiful place, and would never lack for inspiration :)

I find my inspiration from people I see around me and making up stories around them, or just putting together random words and pics.

Lovely blog you have here.

EBENEZER ADOKWEI said...

This is a very serene atmosphere to gather some inspiration for personal development.Nice post Regina.Keep it up.Anyway plz do check my blog on freeing your mind read it,follow,be inspired and comment to improve my works too.Have a wonderful day.Thanks.

Mary said...

Welcome back! Love the sponge you found--all kinds of stories that can springboard to life!

Michelle Merrill said...

My Muse is boosted by a long shower, or a long drive, or someone quiet like when we go berry picking in the summer.

That's great that you're getting so much done on your house!

And for the record, you ARE glamorous. Thanks for the shout out. It was a great interview :)

Jeigh said...

I get lots of inspiration from songs. Sometimes they can unfold an entire scene in my mind. I'm sure if I had a backyard like that, I could find plenty of inspiration, too. So pretty!

christicorbett said...

My muse is very happy when I wander over to my music selection and put something new on, then close my eyes and imagine different scenes from my WIP.

Great post!

Christi Corbett

Tanya Reimer said...

okay, true story- my lastest inspiration came during a meeting. yup, a boring old meeting.

I know I should have been focusing on the task at hand, to be fair I was. But! This rugged blond cowboy type with messy hair sits across from me and my mind exploded into plot ideas. EXPLODED.
He looked so out of place among the suits, yet he didn't care.
Wow. Already I wrote four scenes about him. Now that's a character.

Bess Weatherby said...

Those woods are lovely! I wish I had that kind of inspiration. When I leave the city, that's what I want to see. In fact, it's what I want to see when I'm in the city. But I have to make do with hobos and trash cans and the occasional glimpse of the Empire State Building. Never fails to make my heart start skipping!

Jeanne said...

I have a couple of muse boosts. Quiet scenes like that, while I love to be in them, don't make me write. THey make me put my writing away and just enjoy being. What does make me write first of all is a conference with other writers. My motivation will go 6 months or longer after a conference because of all the boosts I have gotten. I am still flying high on my Miami conference in January.
Also I use Hemi-Sync Music which is music designed to foster creativity supposedly by working the right and left brain together. I don't know if I believe in all that. All I kkow is that I have maybe 8 CDs, I put on one and I am off and running. It is all instrumental so I am not tempted to sing along with it but it pulls me into this state of writing that is very intense. Love it. Glad to see how beautiful your blog is.

Talei said...

Ah,definitely outdoors, into the woods, park, anywhere that I there is alot of space to roam freely. ;-)

lbdiamond said...

The muse is a fickle creature. She needs as much inspiration as I do, LOL!

Medeia Sharif said...

I'm fortunate to live by an ocean and a bay, so I go for walks practically every day. The water views are inspirational.

I'll read your interview.

Chris Phillips said...

I wore a propeller beanie while writing my last MS.

Her highness, Samantha Vérant said...

A glass of red wine? Okay, okay, nature inspires me too!

kelworthfiles said...

I get muse boosts from lots of different places - audiobooks and television, going out walking in the city and taking pictures.

I'm starting up a 'Critiquing Crusaders' program, where participants in the Second Crusade can find other writers to exchange critiques with or form critiquing circles. If you're interested, come by The Kelworth Files to check it out!

Lynda R Young said...

I love where you get your inspiration. Gorgeous pics. For me at the moment my muse boosts come from any change of scenery. (I think I need to go away on holiday)

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