But then I came to the conclusion that since I had planned to make it a series anyway, I wouldn't be losing anything at all. I would just bring them back more prominently than I had previously planned to. That helped for a while, and then I started having trouble writing what I thought would be well received by an audience. I wanted something more real and raw than what my Muse was giving me. So again I set the book aside, determined to wait her out, hoping eventually she'd give me something good to work with.
No such luck. She seems to be as stubborn as I am. So I finally stopped waiting and started writing the rough edged realness I wanted and low and behold it is coming to me far easier than the forced mass appeal crap I had tried so hard to milk from my muse.
So I say screw the muse! She's overrated anyway. I'll do this my way!
sidenote: Still no word from the attorney, maybe I should look into another one.