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When The Muse Won’t Sleep

A Muse. It isn’t surprising that it’s absolute definition alludes most artists. Even in a dictionary, its meaning is vague. After all, a source of inspiration could be anything. In most cases, we hear of people referring to a specific person or work of art as their muse. Then there are those who, like me, are plagued by a muse that never stops its barrage of ideas targeting the mind – our own imagination.

At night, I lie awake as the muse begins its work. Night is the best time to fully engage my attention as the mundane thoughts of day to day life dissipate to allow the body to relax. Like a light turning on I hear a click – the movie begins to play. I don’t move, hoping to fall asleep and after a few hours I do. The next day my family is stuck hearing about what an interesting idea I had for a story. The response to which is always the same – “Aren’t you already working on enough stories already.”

Of course, they are correct. I am in the process of writing five different books right now – I can’t possibly take on yet another project. This story will have to wait.

The muse, however, doesn’t see it it that way. As evening comes, the same story plays out over and over. An appointment in the morning looms over my head. I need to sleep, but the story doesn’t stop. The muse demands it be written. By the fourth night I have no choice but to listen.

And so a new story is written…

The muse doesn’t stop its badgering until the first draft is complete. Now it sits and waits until I have time for re-drafting and editing – along with my other five projects.

People ask me if I ever experience writer’s block. My muse would never allow that. I’m not sure if it’s a blessing or a curse.

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Brain to Books CyCon

It’s approaching fast. B2B CyCon is gearing up! Readers and authors alike are getting ready for the largest online book festival – at least that I know of. For three days the spotlight will shine bright on matching readers with new authors to try.

As authors busy themselves setting up their booths conveniently located at the fairgrounds on Goodreads, ( https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/154267-brain-to-books-cyber-convention-fairgrounds) readers can prepare for what they want to do and see the most.

This is, for all intents and purposes, an actual Book Expo. As individuals enter the world of cons from the comfort of their homes, they can do and experience everything they would at a live event. There are panels to attend, cosplay, tournaments, prizes and authors to talk to.

How? The answer is simple. To start a conversation with any author simply leave a message on the forum thread with their name on it – then wait for an answer. The best part is, if you have something else to do, you can come back later and the answer will be waiting.

New this year – the author showcase has been divided into genres making it easier to find the books readers want.

What would a convention be without events? B2B Cycon is no different. Readers can attend panels, vote on book covers, enter the mass giveaway and even join in the After Party on Facebook.

If you are looking for something to do April 7, 8 and 9th 2017, visit b2bcycon.com and check out all the information. Your new favourite author is waiting.

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