It was bound to happen. My muse Endora saw how much fun we were having with the guests on Friday Friends, and she insisted on having her own spot. I told her I didn't have a Friday FIENDS feature, but. . . *pops arm back into socket* Let's just say she has a very persuasive manner.
Endora and I go back a long, long way. In fact, our partnership started years before I recognized she was the nagging, disdainful voice of my inner critic. It took me a while to figure it out because I was hoping for a gentle, encouraging sort of muse. What I got was Endora, from the classic TV show Bewitched. I've written a few posts about her, but she wasn't content with that, and it ended up being easier to let her hog the spotlight once again.
So, without further ado, please bow down and worship (she made me say that) the wonderfully talented (*cough* cranky and contrary *cough*) Endora!
Of all the characters you've created, which one is your favorite? Why do you love them best? Well, I'm actually upset that none of them seem to resemble ME. I'm certain I created several, or maybe even all of them, in my image. You've obviously edited them too much while I wasn't looking. *sniffs* Although the heroes are somewhat amusing I suppose.
That's the price you pay for leaving me all alone when I need your assistance. I already know the answer to this, but I'll ask anyway: what's your go-to "writing avoidance" technique? Ahh, you mean this one? *snaps fingers and disappears in a puff of smoke*
Hey! Can't you at least make it through five simple questions? Oh good, you're back. If you were able to go on a writing retreat, where would it be? Does it have to involve writing? You keep me so busy with that, I need a month-long spa retreat to recover. Yes, a spa retreat, where I am pampered the way I should be. By those who appreciate the brilliance I so selflessly offer on a daily basis.
Yeah, that's what we all deserve. Especially me, for putting up with YOU. What's the word you love to use (and abuse and overuse, so it has to be taken out during edits)? Hmm, let me get back to you on that one. All of my words are pure gold, so if there's any editing needed, it's after you've gotten your meddling hands on things.
Hah! Name the first thing you'll do when you make a million dollars from your books. My books. Er, our books. It's tempting to say "go on a permanent spa retreat", but I know how devastated you would be if I left for good.
Coffee or tea? Honestly. You've refilled my coffee cup enough times to know the answer to that.
Drafting or revising? Relaxing on the sofa while you draft.
Winter or Summer? As much as I detest agreeing with you on anything, I will have to say summer, since it better suits this negligee thing I wear.
Werewolf or vampire? Warlock
Morning or evening? Midnight
Land or sea? A 5-star hotel overlooking the sea. With room service. And a delectable concierge to see to my every need while you work elsewhere.
Early or late? I have no idea what you mean by "early". And I'm never late, because nothing happens until I arrive.
Gin or vodka? Yes.
Pecs or abs? Yes again.
Biter or licker? (Hey! I'm talking ice cream cones here!) How droll. That's just what I said to the cute concierge earlier. . .Well, I have to go now. No long, drawn-out goodbyes for me. *disappears in a puff of smoke*
Whew. Thank goodness that's over.
*disembodied voice* I heard that.