Iv'e tried to talk to her on several occasions. She ignores me. Every page of chapter three of HOT is torture and I know why.
The past couple of weeks has been spent in a flurry of nonfiction madness. I finished four articles this week. Four. But I don't need my muse for nonfiction, so whenever I try to work on HOT she completely disdains me. I try to lure her back with promises of roses, chocolates, and undying devotion, but she no longer believes my promises.
She merely raises an eyebrow and turns her back on me. She has pronounced me fickle.
She obviously doesn't have a mortgage payment.
I should threaten her with Nano. That would get her back. Last time I did that we both worked overtime and she nearly went mad. But it did bring us closer together.
Oddly enough, I have never put it together that the more I write fiction the more comfortable and compliant she is. When I let other things get in the way, she goes on vacation.
So I am going to go plod away on this chapter without her. And we all know how difficult that is.