Meet My Muses Lydia and Lilly

Author’s Note: Diana at Myths of the Mirror has a new prompt: Meet the Muse. The rules are: Post a Muse conversation on your blog and leave a link to your post in the comment section of Diana’s post: http://mythsofthemirror.com/2020/11/20/meet-the-muse-prompt Many thanks, Diana. This was fun.

Lydia looked up over her glasses at Lilly. “What are you doing here?” 

“I’m allowed.” She peered at the computer screen. “How far did she get?”

“5th grade level.” Lydia waved a hand in the air. “She used the writing app for readability.” 

“Down to grade 5? That’s insulting an agent’s intelligence.  It’ll hit the trash bin.”  

“Oh, really? What would you do?” Lydia poked loose strands of brown hair into a back bun.  

Lilly’s long brunette curls framed her face. “Well, obviously, there’s something missing.”

“What do you mean? The book description is concise and grammatically correct.”

“It is and it’s boring. Where’s the rhythm, the voice?” Lilly crossed her arms.  

“Humph. There you go throwing music around, because you two play the guitar.” 

“Lydia, don’t get huffy. She needs a grammar guru like you. But, I got the rhythm and style.”

Lilly strummed an imaginary guitar. “Let your hair down, Lydia. Feel the vibes.”  

Lydia rolled her eyes. She hid a grin and fiddled with her hair bun.  

Elizabeth stopped typing and said, “Okay, good you two settled down. While you were bickering back and forth about some important things, I worked on a new version. I looked up Amazon book descriptions and the average length is 130 words. The first 120 pack the most punch. The agent specifically requested a book description, not a synopsis. At 150 words, it fits on one page with the added greeting and bio.”

Elizabeth stared at the word document and said, “It’s concise Lydia. And Lilly, my voice is back. So, if you two can agree on any changes, hopefully with less bickering … I’ll listen.” 

About C.E.Robinson

I'm a retired nurse practitioner as of 2013, and a full time novel writer since then. I added blogger in 2014 and started the blog site Before Sundown remember what made you smile. From the beginning, I was overjoyed that Before Sundown was honored with awards, and blog tours. It kept me connected to dedicated worldwide followers, and I'm grateful for their likes, comments and reblogs of my posts. I write posts to support fellow bloggers, friends and family--their books, interests, professions and travels. Overtime, I've added excerpts from WIPs as a co-author, and a final version (2020) of the first three pages of my book, Sunset Inn - secrets come back again. Next, on to publishing. The collections of sunsets/sunrises on the Welcome page came from blogger friends all over the world. I wanted visitors to remember what made them smile Before Sundown. What better way than to offer them breathtaking sunsets or sunrises? http://cerobinsonauthor.com
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50 Responses to Meet My Muses Lydia and Lilly

  1. Ha. While they bicker, you work. I like their different personalities, and a great topic since I’m always bickering with myself on that one. I’ve got you queued up, Christine. Thanks so much for playing and good luck with your book!!!!

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  2. I’m happy to see this from you, Christine. It’s delightful.
    I’m clicking over to check out Diana’s post now. Hugs on the wing!

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Thanks, Teagan. Her web address on your email has a typo, but corrected on my blog site. It’s a fun challenge and some of the responses are very clever. Hugs right back, my friend. 🤗🎶💛

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      • I found the right post. I gave up on WordPress notifications years ago. So no worries.
        I didn’t think I had it in me, but I did my own a moment ago. It will go live tomorrow. LOL, although I don’t think it’s anything anyone will want to see! 😀
        Happy Thanksgiving, Christine. Hugs on turkey wings!

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      • C.E.Robinson says:

        Awesome you joined the challenge, Teagan. I’ll want to see it for sure. You have a Happy Thanksgiving too, 🦃 however you celebrate. It’s chicken soup for us!😉 SoCal is getting colder. 📚🎶 Hugs! Christine

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  3. This made me smile and I thank you for that!

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  4. Almost Iowa says:

    Hey, your bickering spinster muses are certainly more helpful than my ex-muse. All mine wanted to do was complain about her ex’s….. Kind of like I am doing here. Ooops.

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Greg, I just read your post and my humor pales in my muse challenge. But, if you ever need a steadfast, playful muse, you can borrow my Lilly. Bet she’d love chocolate chip ice cream, and she can match your humor energy. Here, she only gets peach ginger green tea, and GF whatever. But send her back home though, no fair keeping her. You really need to write a book, you know? Happy Thanksgiving. 🍁🍂🎶 Christine

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  5. paintdigi says:

    Very very very nice 🍁☘🌾🌻

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  6. 5th grade level is great for a novel. You want it to be easy to read or else it won’t be fun!

    Your muses seem fun. Gemini muses!

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  7. Reblogged this on Myths of the Mirror and commented:
    Another unique and fun conversation. Elizabeth’s two muses discuss her letter to an agent. Enjoy.

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Diana, thank you so much for the reblog. I’ve loved the comments on my Meet the Muse post. Everyone seems to have a muse that fits their inner personality & character. Getting to know fellow bloggers better is always a good thing. Happy writing. 📚🎶 Christine

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      • That’s what I notice too – the wide variety of muses and how they’re such good fits for their writers. I’m so glad you took part, Christine, and I was delighted to share. Good luck with your book!

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      • C.E.Robinson says:

        Diana, thanks so much for creating the Meet the Muse challenge. It brought fellow writers & their muses together. Lydia & Lilly are happy to write historical fiction. They are real characters in the book. Their voices & looks are very distinct. And of course I personally connect with them. I’m Elizabeth, the main character. Thanks for the good luck with the book. The editing and scene additions are coming along nicely. 📚🎶Christine

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  8. Dan Antion says:

    Maybe the secret is having more than one muse and letting them argue while you get some work done. I like that idea.

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Dan, thanks so much for your comment. The two muses in writing works for me. I even put the manuscript on the computer screen to the left for Lydia and editing, and to the right for Lilly and emotional style. In the center to read the latest version. Then, I hear both bickering over my shoulder. It takes a while to get it right before they do high fives! 🤣📚🎶 Christine

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  9. Chel Owens says:

    I could see any muses that graced my subconscious as bickering as well. 🙂

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  10. Clever musings C.E. Your muses sound like my daily inner voices with the bickering. I’m glad you and so many others played along with Diana’s wonderful prompt. Long live the muse mayhem!

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  11. V.M.Sang says:

    So one does the ‘head’ stuff (grammar) and the other the ‘heart’ stuff (music and rhythm). That sounds the perfect combinations. (Left and right sides of the brain.)

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Absolutely! You got it V.M. But, really from research I’ve read, the middle of the brain is the creative part. Both sides meet in the middle, and that’s when Lydia & Lilly high five! 🤣🎶📚

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  12. balroop2013 says:

    Bickering muses help in producing an excellent book. I like Lydia and Lilly.

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  13. It’s good to see a writer who knows how to get the better of her muses!

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  14. Oh my, two muses. They sound a lot like my two sons, they bicker all the time too, but they are great lads at the end of the day. A great post.

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  15. Dalo 2013 says:

    Nothing quite like having such spirited conversations around you all the time 🙂 This brought a smile to my face today, Christine. Wishing you a great start to the holiday season ~

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Randall, thanks so much for you visit and comment. Have I missed any posts? I am following you along with more than 5,000 other bloggers. Impressive, Checked on your website and looked at gorgeous photos though. I’ll check more often to see what’s new. The spirited talks with the muses keep me writing. The book is coming along. Editing once more before trying to get published. Hope to see some winter/holiday photos this month.You have an awesome holiday season too. 🎄🎼

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  17. Jack Eason says:

    Reblogged this on Have We Had Help? and commented:
    Christines muses 😉

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Jack, thank you so much for the reblog. I appreciate your support. I read your post about your muse. Quite a beauty she is. She’s a keeper. I was a fun muse challenge. And Diana connected us to many creative muses in cyberspace. 📚 Christine

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  18. Valentina says:

    Made me smile, Christine.
    Sorry, for the late answer, I don’t know where my WordPress notifications go. Often I find them by mistake.

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