Monday, April 16, 2012

Monday Muse

The story behind Chandara--my muse.

Chandara was the name of the main character in my first ever manuscript back in...1986. Wow, I'm old. I actually dusted it out recently and, yes, it was written in an ancient typewriter. I had just graduated 8th grade. Anyway, getting that fact out of the way, that story changed me. Chandara changed me and I knew then what I wanted to do with my life. But as the story goes...life got in the way.  And twenty something years later, I did a complete 360 and found myself with her again and this time I'm not letting her go--ever.

And... here she is. My muse, my friend, my demon...


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15 comments:

  1. That's a wonderful story. Twenty something years later and Chandara is still a part of you. You're a writer, my dear!

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  2. Oh, that's so cool!! That's a really cool picture, too. It's great that you got back into writing!

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  3. I always wondered what the blog title: "Chandara Writes" stood for. Now I know. Very cool.

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  4. Neat. I'd wondered too. I can't say I have any type of muse. Maybe i should get one. :) I started writing my stories in jr. high, but I never finished anything. But they're fun to read. Fun as in pathetic.

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  5. Full marks for writing a novel at that age! I'm not sure what age 8th graders are, but I couldn't do it. Good that she came back around for you!

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  6. Thanks Emily, Jess, Anita.

    Yeah, Suzi it was fun to read them. I'm glad I kept them.

    Nick, I was about fourteen.

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  7. It's fantastic you were writing at that age. I find I sometimes go back to old characters and they inspire me again.

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  8. Love the story and that you have a muse! I wrote a story about the same age all hand written, I wonder if I kept it somewhere would be fun to re-read!

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  9. Very cool! I like that picture too, sort of wish I had a picture of my muse...though, it'd be pretty ugly. ;-)

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  10. I'd be scared not to write if she was behind me.

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  11. She is totally awesome.

    ......dhole

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  12. My son told me Chandara sounded like a dragon and so I looked for a human like dragon picture. My muse changes depending on my mood. But this one works. =)

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  13. Awesome, well done you. A great inspiration for creative writing.
    Looking forward to seeing your Plotting Blogfest Entry too.

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  14. OMG. I forgot about the blogfest. Will post tomorrow. =) Thanks for the reminder.

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