a really cute and sweet angel, and a grumpy Muppet who lives in a rubbish bin.
And she's been working overtime these past couple of weeks, helping me get through the pre-spring break crunch of papers (although if my last paper today is anything to go by, she signed off a day early).
For a while, my muse would only work between 11 PM and 2 AM. This was during NaNoWriMo, and while I tolerated it for the month of November and indeed the remainder of the fall semester, I told her in no uncertain terms that I refused to keep meeting her in the middle of the night. It's taken a while and the promise of nice caffeine in the mornings, but I finally have her back to working at 6 AM when I am working.
And now with spring break upon me (Hooray!), I'll need her to work all hours of the day for a few days. I still need to get the complementary printed copy of my NaNo novel before the offer expires, and I'd like to have something that isn't complete rubbish to print. So, on my agenda for spring break:
1. Do something clever with my NaNo novel.
2. Write a 500-word essay about cycling for a contest.
3. Finish a baby blanket for an 18-month old so I can begin on one for his soon-to-be sibling.
5. And read some more.
6. And then read for fun, because those first two were for homework.
7. Oh, yeah, and I do have some homework to do.
8. And I have a couple of short stories to finish.
9. And start studying for the GRE.
10. But I'm definitely going to do some sleeping in.
My muse had better appreciate the care, feeding, and extra sleep, because she's going to be on duty a lot. Perhaps I should remind her that I work more hours than she does. ;)
What about you? Does your muse have a preferred time of day?