At the beginning, I called her SAM, (short for Stubborn-As-a-Mule). To her, "No" means "Yes", "Maybe" means "You rock!" and "Go to Hell" means "Drive me nuts with endless babbling."
I never invited her to stay, yet stay she did. Our relationship is one of love-hate at this point; rough love, sweet hate. She learned Ninjutsu right after I sat on her, in a futile attempt to silence her annoying insistence for a plot (a terrific one by the way.)
As ninja, now she can successfully approach me without getting mauled, charred or crushed. That doesn't mean she goes around unscratched. Our writing discussions are anything but peaceful. Although she is the most creative of all muses I've ever worked with, she is also bonkers. Should I let her, she would have me dancing Smooth Criminal in a Batman suit in the middle of the- Wait, I already did that.
Anyway, she's convinced I should serve her but I believe muses are there to serve me. Servitude doesn't fit dragons. We're far too proud for that. There is friendship, there is honor, there are alliances, but just plane submission there is not. At least not with this dragon.
So as long as you are in the Dragon Cave, heed this warning. If you see the Ninja Muse and Father Dragon in the same room, you walk the other way. Hell is about to break loose.
Talking about friendship, I want to thank you for visiting the dragon cave and for all of your comments, shout outs and retweets of my posts. With all my heart, thank you! In spite of my best efforts, my visiting has dropped a 80% or more these last days. I'm in the middle of a personal Life Challenge and it is only getting tougher by the day. I don't intend to quit because I'm quite the SAM myself and I have to be half dead before I break my word.
I just want to ask your understanding if I don't reply or correspond to your comments and kindnesses as often as I should for what is left of April. My sense of honor demands me to visit everyone, correspond every comment and every kindness. However, I am getting overpowered and the fact both challenges are distressing me deeply does not help my situation one bit.
The dragon has never been one to ignore people but I am under heavy siege at the moment. I trust I'll be able to prove my loyalty to my blogger friends more consistently on May, when not everybody posts every day. Thanks for your support and for being the wonderful people you are!