06 October 2014

Missing Muse & Shelfie Blogfest

Do you ever feel like your muse has abandoned you? Like they just got sick of your crummy attitude and went away to do something more fun than inspire you? I'm starting to think that might be part of my problem. I haven't been feeling all that inspired lately but I think it goes beyond that. I used to talk to my muse--like actually talk out loud and hear him answer in my head. I can't remember the last time I did that.

Usually on the first Monday of the month Jordan takes over and writes his own blog post. Well, it just feels like he didn't show up. Ideally, I'd like for him to show up every day, but since this is pretty much the only day of the month where he's actually required to do something, I'm wondering if I should put up fliers. Well, here's the best I can do, I suppose:

Missing: Muse
Male, approximately 5' 10"
Somewhere between the ages of 15 and 19, depending on his mood. Probably 15. I have pictured him as old as 35, however, so be on the lookout.
Caucasian, brown hair, brown eyes. Most likely wearing skinny jeans and a gray t-shirt.
Answers to: Jordan, Palmer, or "gorgeous"
Does not answer to: Jojo, no matter how many times I call him that.
Last seen here on September 1. Could be anywhere between his hometown of New York City and eastern Massachusetts, where I live. Or wherever it is that muses go. Is there a muse dimension where all the muses just hang out and laugh at us?
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Can be lured with sweets. Just stick a cookie or cupcake in your window and he might show up.
If found, please hold hostage and let me know. He WILL try to trick you into letting him go, and will most likely be successful unless you wear earplugs. Or give him the whole batch of cookies.

Anyway, onto something else! I've been procrastinating forever and now it's the last day of the Shelfie Blogfest! Thanks to Tara Tyler and all of the awesome co-hosts for putting this together!

First off, let me say these shelves are a complete lie. It's not as bad as that sounds. I live in a studio apartment so there's not a lot of space. Most of my books are actually in boxes in a storage unit. The books I keep in my apartment are the ones I haven't read or have recently read, as well as my favorites. And all of my writing reference books. I also usually don't get the third shelf--it's home to my fiance's horror movie collection, but I cleared it out and organized all of my books so that they looked more presentable. :P Enjoy!

My sad three shelves. Yes, I own the DSM and a Geometry textbook.

Winner of worst spine goes to The Catcher in the Rye. Surprise--I have none. 

And I originally wasn't going to do a true selfie shelfie because I hate pictures of myself, but I thought literally sticking a costar on the shelf would help me out. He seemed to enjoy it, except for the fact that this was the last picture after about thirty failures...


  1. Oh your selfie with the kitty is cute! And I will keep an eye out for Jordan and lock him away until you can come get him if I have any luck.

  2. I love your shelfie selfie! Your kitty is so cute. I love the serious looks.

    Yoshi-sama(my muse) did something similar. He took off to Vegas but he never came
    back. *Shrugging* I'm still waiting for a "bail me out" call. ;)

  3. Jordan came by briefly yesterday. I didn't seem to have the right work environment for him, so he left in a huff. If he comes back, I'll call you.

  4. adorable! i love it!! (and animal stars are so finicky! ha!

    i'll keep an eye out for your muse - love the trap! good idea!

  5. Love your approach to finding your muse. And he should come everyday. Have you tried tempting him with a few words that are not about him? He may get jealous and come calling.

  6. Awesome!
    Thank you for sharing with us!

  7. Great Shelfies! Love the cat shot! :) Thanks for participating.

  8. What is he looking at so intently? Kitty treats? Catnip? ;) I always love seeing other ppl's bookcases. It's like book nerd catnip! =D

  9. Awww, love your picture with the kitty :D You look great in that one too!

    Nice bookshelf :)

  10. I don't know where your muse is, but if he comes back and you ever get tired of him, send him my way! LOL!

    Love the shelfie pix with the kitty. CUTE!

  11. Great shelfie!

    If I see Jordan, I'll be sure to hit him with a stun gun and ship him back to your half of the US with postage on his forehead. (or at least reading that, it might deter him from making the trip west) Hopefully he comes home soon.

  12. Love your Shelfie! And the kitty is very cute!
    Popping in via the hop.

  13. Your shelves are packed! And your cat is gorgeous! I'm sorry your muse is missing, but I love that trap you created. ;)

  14. I was just going around checking out everyone's Shelfies, thanks to Tara=) I love the photo of you and your cat. I was never a cat person until I rescued a small black kitty from dangerous streets last weekend. I even blogged about her on my last post.
    Great photos!

  15. Hah! I'm in envy. After many of my books were in storage for 2.5 months, I can't even have them out. Apparently the storage place wasn't as well air conditioned as it should have been, and now I'm allergic to my collection. =( *sigh* Thank goodness for the e-revolution so I can keep my favorite books, even if I can't be in the same room as them.

  16. I think he's lurking just out of sight, holding out for bigger cookies. Get baking a batch and I'm sure he'll get near enough to chat to again.

  17. yay! I think the pic with you and your costar is great :)

    My muse comes and goes. Really, I can't keep track. I don't know why she leaves and why she arrives and sometimes she's a he and sometimes not anything at all. At this point, I just write no matter what. When my muse is around, the writing is easy, and when she/he isn't, it's harder. Sigh. If I could figure out how to make her stay around, I would!!

  18. What would we do without our costars? Mine have hard shells and love basil and are the true stars of my blog. :)

    Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption