From time to time, my muse rears her head and talks to me. I’ve managed to capture some of these conversations and am sharing them with you. I will warn you that my muse is a potty-mouth. I have no control over what she tells me. Sorry.

Muse: It’s about time you started listening to me again.

Me: Yeah. I know. I’ve been busy with other things.

Muse: Too busy to write a single word for almost a full month? Damn. You suck, you know that?

Me: I don’t know if I “suck” so much as get overwhelmed every holiday season with end of year stuff for the CSFWG.

Muse: Maybe you need to focus more on your own writing instead of enabling everyone around you. Do you know how many great ideas I’ve had to give to other people?

Me: What do you mean other people?

Muse: What? Do you think you’re the only person I give ideas to? I talk to those people that are worthy of my input. Lately, you’ve been less than worthy. You’re lucky I’m even giving you this chance to listen to my wisdom.

Me: I’m still not sure why you had to give ideas to other people?

Muse: My spirit flows over with ideas. It’s my nature. When I bottle them up, I turn into a real bitch. I hate being that way with people, so I have to release my ideas into the wild by giving them to writers.

Me: Am I your main writer?

Muse: Most of the time, but when you ignore me or push me out of your life, I have no choice but to go elsewhere for my release.

Me: *looking at feet* I’ll do better next year.

Muse: Try doing better today, and the next day, and the next day, and so on.

Me: *looking back up at the shadowy figure of my muse* You’re right. Starting now, I’ll write everyday. I can’t promise thousands of words a day, but I’ll at least put something down every single day. That’s my resolution for 2013.

Muse: Oh. How quaint. You humans still put numbers on your years like they matter. I figured you would have stopped doing that millennia ago. *sigh* It’s no matter. Take your fancy numbering system and put it to good use.

Me: …

Muse: See you next year. I’ll be watching your progress, you know. *fades into the darkness*