I'm thinking of selling my muse on Ebay. She's working overtime and I do not have time to play right now.
Have you ever been bodyslammed by the muse by reading someone else's blog post?
I have--no, did. Today, in fact.
I was perusing Lori Perkin's new blog to get a feel for the kinds of stories Ravenous Romance is looking for. There was a brief discussion of Christmas stories and how they do--or don't--sell.
As I was leaving my comment, I dropped an example to support my point. And damn. Now I want to go write it.
But let's be realistic. Is it happening before the holidays? Not bloody likely LOL. I've never written anything less than thirty thousand words in my life. And, I have two stories due to my current editor by Oct. 15.
Do I need to remind myself that Kiss of the Cerberus will be done by Dec. 31 if I have to sell my first born to do it?
So, I'm tucking that idea into the file for next year. :) No, really I am.
(Don't you dare twist my arm, Layla!)
What about you? Have you ever been broadsided by the muse at the most inopportune moment?
How do you handle it? Because this is happening to me with alarming regularity.