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How A-muse-ing

Maureen Johnson blogged earlier this week about muses, and how, despite classical literary evidence to the contrary, they’re not so helpful when you’re on deadline. Justine Larbalestier picked up the baton and added some thoughts of her own on the subject.
So what about you? Where do you stand in the debate?
While I do believe some ideas can come to a writer in a muse-like flash of inspiration, that’s the easy part. Writing them down, perfecting the words, polishing the story — that’s the tough work, and our flighty little Greek goddesses usually aren’t around for that.

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