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APPEASING THE MUSES
While writing, I spend too much time alone.
I love the time I spend deep in fiction, but I
find my balance in real life. I need interaction
with real people. I enjoy being a wife, mother,
daughter, sister and friend. I believe in having
an active social life, so I go out to meet with
friends or invite people over. I have my work
hours I adhere to and regularly schedule in
down time. I never write late at night. I also
love to sing, and I’ve been known to hit the
stage once in a while in amateur plays…I love
the challenge and the experience of becoming
a character. Muses don’t exist if you don’t sit
down to write the first words. But when you
get to it, they appear out of the blue. You have
to lasso them in with discipline and sheer will.
Pretty soon, if you keep at it, and you’re deep
enough into a story, they are the ones who
have you by a leash and you can’t free yourself
from them anywhere you go. What works for
me while writing? A schedule. Also, I forgo any
word-counting. Word counting is for school.”
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40 ABOUT THE AUTHOR
› Sophia Segovia is a Mexican-born novelist
and the author of El Murmullo De Las Abejas.
She holds a degree in Mass Communication
from the University of Monterrey and is
always searching for inspiration for her next