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When will normal service be resumed?

I think I need to contact the Muse Helpdesk. By email, probably. I'd ring but what with the time difference to Schenectady...

You see, catching sight of a blog title on someone else's blog, I have had a thoroughly terrifying idea for a short story. Full-on, super-creepy, lose-your-nerve as well as lose-your-lunch horror. Of the kind I absolutely do not read, never mind write. What use is that?

Whereas a writerly pal who does exactly that kind of work, finds herself with an unexpected comedy chick-lit scenario. One SF writer I know has had at least one whole book arrive way ahead of schedule while an elegant fantasist of my acquaintance has had a series of SFnal ideas that don't seem to be abating.

Just how widespread is this interference?

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martyn44
Feb. 21st, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC)
I believe we write the stories we are given (hence my response on FB) Don't think of it as interference. Think of it as cross-pollination. Evolution in action.
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la_marquise_de_
Feb. 21st, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
I'm prone to neat ideas for thrillers and outbreaks of genre romance. What I've sold is Dumas-esque swashbucklery.
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