My Muse Takes Over

We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.

On Miscellaneous Mondays, we talk about whatever happens to pop into my head—or any suggestion you may have made for a topic. Uh oh! Looks like I’m in a fight for control of the keyboard again. Excuse me for a moment while I—

Hi, there. I’m David’s muse. I enjoyed reading last week’s post so much—you know, the one where Fancy took over and talked about herself—that I decided to wrest the keyboard away from David and write my own story. I wanted to tell you how the book Heaven Sent came about. David’s not very good at promoting his own stuff, so I thought I’d help him out.

David has led a Sunday School class for years, and each Sunday morning when he gets up to make announcements and pray for his classmates’ needs, he starts out by reading something he received in an email. Sometimes it’s a joke or a series of one-liners, but it’s often a bit of Christian wisdom or inspiration. Over the years, he has accumulated a large number of these pieces.

About a year ago, he got to thinking (Well, he’s not a very original thinker. I had to clue him in on this.) that he had enough of these stories to fill a book. So, at my suggestion, he went through all the stories he’d accumulated and picked out the ones that involved Christian inspiration or wisdom.

A lot of them were anonymous, but for all the ones where a source was attributed, he wrote for permission to include them in a book. Several people gave him permission to use their stories, so he included them and omitted those whose authors either said no or didn’t respond.

Then he went through and thought about each of the stories and wrote his own comments to each. He finally decided to include one piece his daughter wrote and three of his own original pieces.

The book was ready last March, but he is so clueless about so many things, it took him three more months to get it onto as an e-book for Kindles. Since I’m just his inspirational muse, I couldn’t help him with all that technical stuff, so he had to flounder along on his own. Well, not completely. If you read the acknowledgments, you’ll see he had help from several people.

Anyhow, as slow as he is at learning all this stuff, he finally got the book on Barnes & Noble’s website for Nooks, and he trudged through CreateSpace to put the paperback together, so now you can order it in any of these formats. If you’ll click on the title, Heaven Sent, you can find how to order it in one format or another.

David seems to be getting mad, so I suppose I should let him have his keyboard back. I hope you enjoyed this. He would never have thought of doing it himself.

Okay, this is David now. I’m back. I think my muse did a good enough job here that I’ll go ahead and post what he wrote. I do have to correct one thing he said, though. He took credit for the idea of doing this post on his own, but he actually stole the idea from my friend Marcia A. Richards. Her character, Eve Carrington, took over her blog the other day to post about herself, and my muse was looking over my shoulder as I read it. Actually, Fancy was looking over my other shoulder and decided to hijack my keyboard before this silly muse came up with the idea. She ran her story last week.


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About David N. Walker

David N. Walker is a Christian husband, father and grandfather, a grounded pilot and a near-scratch golfer who had to give up the game because of shoulder problems. A graduate of Duke University, he spent 42 years in the health insurance industry, during which time he traveled much of the United States. He started writing about 20 years ago and has been a member and leader in several writers' groups. Christianity 101: The Simplified Christian Life, the devotional Heaven Sent and the novella series, Fancy, are now available in paperback and in Kindle and Nook formats, as well as through Smashwords and Kobo. See information about both of these by clicking "Books" above.
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7 Responses to My Muse Takes Over

  1. David, you have a great muse! Mine stays around only when I bribe her 🙂


  2. You have an awesome muse, David. Mine stays over only when I bribe her 🙂


  3. Lynn says:

    I wish my muse would get inspired to clean my house!


  4. Barbara Estinson says:

    I like it when your muse takes over your keyboard.


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