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The Serendipty of the Writing Muse

Serendipity. Have you experienced it lately? I have. Recently, I have been reading about, hearing about, and almost, but not quite, seeing angels.

In the past I wrote a book about angels. It was called “Angels in the Workplace.” I spent a year studying everything I could about angels. By the end of the year I finished the book and felt more purposeful and inspired. The angels had done their job.

But recently the angels have come back even stronger and so, since this time they have come back to help me write, I thought I would share them with you. They come from Steven Pressfield’s book, “The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle.”

This was one of the books brought out by Seth Godin last year during his famous “Domino Project.” At that time I just did not have time to read it. But, lately, I decided to pick it up again. I read several chapters and got engaged but then the weekend rolled around and I put it down for a break.

Friday came and went with a great evening with friends, one of whom has the amazing experience of donating a kidney to her father. This daughter-tri-athlete is a wonderful testimony to people who make a difference in the world. Well now that both father and daughter are back in their normal daily routines, my husband and I get to spend time with Gina (that’s her name) and her friend Bob who is also our friend. Gina and I were chatting away on the beautiful August night on Friday and she brought up that her mother has seen angels.

I shared my interest in angels and we had a great conversation about them. Then on Saturday while I was leafing through Steven’s book I turned to read the next chapter and what was it about? Strangely, or not, it was about angels as muses.

The focus of that particular chapter was just what I needed and I think you will benefit from it. press field stated that there is a definite muse that will help you, me, anyone who writes, if you faithfully write every day. Yes, you read it right–every day. This angel is a muse who will inspire you and counter any negativity or resistance that can prevent you from writing and creating what you were meant to create.

He offers in his next chapter about calling in one’s muse, that a friend introduced in to “The Invocation of the Muse” from Homer’s “Odessey.” After reading that someone like Steven Pressfield had trouble writing just like I have and so many of the authors I help have, I felt better, more optimistic. How about you? Are you ready to invoke your muse? Do that first before you decide to say things like, “I can’t write.” Or you may say, “I’ll never write well.” To these types of comments, I say, Why not? You have every right to write as much as anyone.

Melissa G Wilson

Melissa has been a leader in the book writing, publishing and marketing arena for the past two decades. To date, she has helped more than 100 thought leaders write, publish and market their books. Her clients include executives such as Dan Weinfurter a seven-time Inc 500 winner and Orlando Ashford, President of Holland Cruise Lines.

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