Matthew Mitchell - Author

My Craft, My First Love

A Conversation With My Muse

(Muse shows up)

Muse: Hey, how’s it going!


Me: Hey, I haven’t seen you for a little while.


Muse: Yeah, I had important Muse sh!t to do, you know how it goes.


Me: Right…well you’re here now that’s what matters. It’s a good thing too because I’m kind of bogged down on this one scene.


Muse: Yeah that’s nice. Hey, I had a really great idea for another story! It’s about this guy–


Me: Wait, wait slow down. I’m like 85,000 words into this story and I’d really like to finish it before…


Muse: Naw, I’m telling you this idea is REALLY GOOD. So that guy…


Me: I mean…that sounds cool and all but I’d like to finish my novel by the end of summer.


Muse: Don’t get hung up on dates, and finishing stuff, and all that.


Me: What do you mean? You’re the one who told me to write it!


Muse: I just bring you ideas and inspiration.  I’m not really down with the whole “completing” stuff. It just isn’t my bag.




Muse: What?


Me: So you just blow in here whenever you feel like it, have a mad passionate affair, and leave me to raise our little novel-babies by myself?


Muse: I’m glad you finally understand the nature of our relationship.


Me:…just set money on the dresser when you leave.

1 Comment

  1. Ayla Ricci-White

    April 16, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Bahahaha!!!! You raise those little novel babies!

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