Thursday, May 28
Yep, that's right, my handsome boyfriend Christopher is my muse. I know that's a cliche (sort of) but it really is true. For those of you who do not know, we will have been dating for 3 years in August. And in those 3 years, he has been nothing but a good -wonderful- boyfriend to me. I could go on and on about him, but I shall simply say, that I am the luckiest girl in the world!
Now, one of the best things about Chris is that he is very supportive of everything I do. School, writing etc... And although he does not read romance novels (I mean really, I don't know any guys that do) he is always very supportive of me writing -and reading- them. He is always urging me on and complimenting me on meeting a deadline or figuring my way through something. He's always there to make me feel better when I am having a really blah writing day... Or just a blah day in general.
As you know, I've been having a lot of issues writing recently. Even though I had a break through yesterday, I only broke through that one part only to end up at another dead end (yay me). So tonight I called Chris and we had a huge long brainstorming session. I explained my story thus far and told him about my characters and what I wanted to end up happening. So he, being the wonderful guy that he is, helped me come up with ways around some of the issues I was facing. He used his guy knowledge (in other words, episodes of the TV show The Office) to help me. I know at times he isn't sure that he can be much help, but tonight proves that he can. I have tried to brainstorm with others but... 1. I am too nervous that I am boring them to death that I don't bother finishing; and 2. They honestly just can't seem to help.
But Chris and I spent a good 2 hours talking about everything and I think I've solved a lot of the problems that were plaguing me. I know the route my story is taking and he helped me solidify my characters a lot more.
So because of his wonderful help (both tonight and all the previous times he has helped) he truly is my muse; though, not in the conventional sense of the word. I don't look at him and have writing spurts of pure genius (my lord how I wish)! But he does help me work through things. And he inspires me.
- In picture is Christopher with one of his family's new kittens, Brewster. Taken Christmas 2008