Facets of a Muse

Examining the guiding genius of writers everywhere

Hiatus, part 2

Do you ever wish you had a place where you could go and leave the real world responsibilities behind and just write? No cleaning, no full-time job, no migraines, no cleaning … you know, that alternate reality where all you have to do is get your revision done? Or write that first draft (for the second, third, fourth, etc time!)? Or polish that stupid extra scene you had to add because you came up with a brilliant way to address the plot problem you ran into?

Yep. I don’t know where that exists, either, so I’ll have to make do with working around my to-do list that I’ve been putting off for weeks. Any-hoo, I’m almost finished, and damn it, I will turn my WIP in to my writing teacher before the next time we Zoom chat (on Tuesday).

I’m gone writing. Be back next week, when I’ll make up some brilliant wisdom to share (or just the fortune from a cookie 🙂 )

Zoey the cat chilling on the deck

Author: Julie Holmes, author

A fiction writer since elementary school (many years ago), and NaNoWriMo annual participant for over a decade, I have been published in small press magazines such as "Fighting Chance" and "The Galactic Citizen". I write adult mystery with a touch of romance, mystery with extrasensory elements, contemporary fantasy, and epic fantasy, and I'm represented by the fabulous Cynthia Zigmund of Second City Publishing Services. My debut novel, "Murder in Plane Sight", has been released by Camel Press (an imprint of Coffeetown Press/Epicenter Press). In real life, I am a technical writer and empty-nester with a wonderful hubby, one cat (what writer doesn't have cats??), two dogs, five chickens, and more chipmunks, squirrels, and rabbits than any garden should have to deal with. My garden, our hobby farm, and Nature's annual seasons are some of my muses.

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