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Inspiration and that pesky muse #MondayRamblings from Doris (@mamaD8)

Happy Monday, folks, Doris here with some Monday Ramblings.

Inspiration is one of those funny things. It can strike at any time, and it can also disappear in a flash, or sneak away into the murky mists, never to be seen again.

I’m not usually stuck for inspiration, it has to be said, but I’m in the middle of writing what I have jokingly called the never ending story. Mainly, because this story has been and continues to be written in short bursts of inspiration where my fingers fly, and others – far more of those moments than I am happy with  – where every word is a struggle. I first started this story back in June…

Yes you read that right, June. By all rights it should have long since been finished, but my muse kept having other ideas. Lord only knows why when Stuart Reardon is my Hero inspiration! He’s Micah, paramedic and Dom, who comes to the rescue of the heroine Sandy in Taken by the Biker Dom.



You’d think my fingers would fly, wouldn’t you?

Then again, my muse also threw these heroes at me

That hunk was the inspiration for Richard in Finally His, my current release, which demanded to be written and interrupted the never-ending story.

Next to push his way in was this rather yummy inspiration in the form of Eric Rutherford….



He is Jamie, the hero in my upcoming release, On her Terms. I’ve just returned final edits for this story, and am eagerly awaiting a release date and my cover.

You see why I call Taken by the Biker Dom the never-ending story, can’t you? It currently stands at just under 50 K and there is still lots of story to tell. It’s proving to be quite an emotional journey for my H/H, so maybe that’s why my muse keeps insisting on throwing other stories at me.

I’ve been in lock down with her because she wants me to tell this hunk’s story now. He’s a bear shifter ….



Needless to say, I’ve had firm words with my muse, because as determined as she is for me to write this story, I’m just as determined to finish Micah’s and Sandie’s story. I think, I’m winning, at last….

Shhh, don’t tell her. She’s a right stroppy so and so when thwarted.

So, there, you have it. I realize you now all think I’ve completely lost the plot, which may well be true…


Hope you enjoyed the ManCandy at least. I best get on with writing that never-ending story.

Do stay naughty, folks.

D xx