Monday, December 19, 2011

Bet on this muse

Paul Bettany had me at hello.

I first fell in love with him as Chaucer in A Knight's Tale. The role was such a sweet mix of comedy and unassuming sex appeal - kinda like Paul.

My adoration for him continues to grow every time I see him on screen. I loved him in Priest and the DaVinvi Code and positively swooned over him in A Beautiful Mind. He's brilliant.

Which is why I've mentally cast him in a lead role for my thriller - which is currently going through extensive edits.

I need the mental push. I've been staring at this manuscript for what seems like an eternity, constantly tweaking every paragraph, every sentence, every word to painstaking perfection.

Frankly, I'm more than ready to send it off into the world.

But alas, it needs one more pass. Which is how I'll be spending my evenings this week while I wait for Santa to arrive.

I'll supply the computer and the crantinis. Mr. Muse Avatar, I'm leaving it up to you to provide the inspiration.

- Dawn

The Book In My Bag Today: Heartsick, Chelsea Cain

P.S. Find yourself on the Naughty list this year? You might want to acquaint yourself with this beastie before Sunday.


  1. argh. Paul Bettany has his moments. But I can so see him as the lead in a thriller. I need a big push myself. Let me know how you get yours~ :o) <3

  2. I'm glad to see I'm not alone in the realm of muse inspiration. I can definitely see why you chose Paul. My guy at the moment is a thirty-something year old Johnny Depp.

  3. LOVE Paul Bettany. Extensive edits??? Seriously?

  4. I'm suddenly feeling guilty that I only seem to appear on Muse days. But if you keep baiting the trap....

  5. Hope the revision went well and the Paul inspired you! Merry Christmas!