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Wanted: Writer Seeks One Muse & One Fire Under My Ass, only serious applicants need apply

So don’t I have some of the coolest, most interesting clients stepping in to blog for me?! I know, aren’t I lucky?! But for now it’s back to just me and my blabbing on the blog, unless another client steps up… (*taps foot* *checks e-mail again* *sighs*)

Ok, so let me tell you what I’ve been thinking about lately: What is it, really, that has writers write. So many people say, “I write because I just have to get the stories in my head out!” Um. Ok. Not me. I work really, really hard to make up my stories. It takes me a long time to figure out in what I’m interested enough to actually want to spend time writing about it. Then I work really, really hard to somehow translate what’s floating around like mist in my head into words on the page. I’m not lucky enough to have some Muse drop a full-blown story idea into my cranium and then some magical fire under my ass pushing me to get that story out, come hell or high water!!! Bummer for me, as a writer. Good thing I’m an agent and I work with talented writers who apparently have worked this issue out for themselves!

How about you? Why do you write?

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