to valentine or not to valentine

v-day muse partyI’m not very romantic at all. That might come as a surprise to those who know that I’ve been true to one guy since my 17th year in RealLife(TM). So, maybe I am romantic after all and my definition just doesn’t fit. Hmmm. I need to think about that some time soon.

For now, I decided to participate in a Valentine/Anti-Valentine bloghop to present to you the love of my life (no, not my husband. Didn’t you listen? I’ve only had him since I was 16 and 3/4. It’s my Muse I’m talking about — the one entity that has been with me since I found my consciousness and probably will be with me [I pray daily that I won’t get Alzheimer’s or something similar] until I die).

Here is my Muse and the answers we came up with for the bloghop. Enjoy, and leave comments if you have questions. And if you feel like it, please visit the other participants and read their answers.

1. Who did you bring to the party? Is he/she your Valentine or anti-Valentine?

My Muse – Valentine (most definitely). She’s the best Valentine ever despite being a same gender as me. We’re a pair but not lovers if you understand what I mean. 😀

2. Which one of you is the more romantic person?

Oh, that’s me, says my Muse, and she’s right. My idea of a romantic gift is a new pair of jeans for my husband. I prefer the practical.

3. What gift are you giving to your (anti) Valentine?

Hmmm, that’s a hard one. How about some more writing time?
That’d be fun. I so love to play with your emotions.
Stop messing with them.
Nah… your stories would be boring without, and you owe it all to me, right?
Opps, I think we sound a little …  strange? … crazy!

4. Are you guys wearing red or pink (or black…)? 

green — yes, green is best for both of us. It makes us look less bulky.

5. Did you bring any Valentine’s Day treats? 

Chocolate pips. They’re our favorites (yummy) but a little bitter, so it’s not for everyone.

6. Name a song for our Love Playlist or Anti-Love Playlist (or both)! 

Weißt du denn gar nicht, wie schön du bist – Sarah Connor:

7. Got a great anti/Valentine party game? 

Nope. We’re both not very keen on playing.
Unless it’s in one of our books. We’ve got so much fun with your characters, don’t we?

8. Feeling the love or just feeling nauseous? How will you have fun at the party?

I think we’ll sit in the corner for a while and discuss…
the next scene of that novelette where they swap the queens.
That novelette isn’t due before 2017. We’ve got to publish John & Marge (Hänsel & Gretel), The Challenge (The Cold heart), Bellarosa (Sleeping Beauty), and Flight (The 7 Swans) first.
Coward. It’s just because you don’t like to write about wars, but I’ve (muffled sounds)
Ok, back to the questions…

9. Has your muse been a good Valentine? 

Mostly – stern glance – but it’s always dangerous to let her off the leash, although it’s also very, very stimulating. I think I’ll now need to go and find out about that war. Have a good day… (turns and walks away)
Don’t forget to visit the other participants:
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About Cat-Gerlach

I am an author and a triple mum. I am living in Northern Germany with my family and my dog.

Posted on February 15, 2016, in about writing, Authors - Katharina Gerlach, Blogtours, Genre - Fantasy Stories, misc. Bookmark the permalink. 30 Comments.

  1. “Hey!” Will Scarlet cries in delight at your song choice. “German! Danielle and I are learning German! I can almost understand the title — something like ‘You Don’t Know How Beautiful You Are’, right? Pah-ha, unexpected party translation game!”

    So /he’s/ having a blast. X) Nice meeting you, Cat! (May I call you Cat?) And your Muse, naturally.

  2. Yes it is, and everything is so wonderfully close together (compared to the US or Russia) 😀

    Now, have a glass of juice (we don’t drink alcohol around here) and make yourself comfortable.

  3. More writing time? That would be the perfect gift from a muse. This week my kids are home on winter break (theirs, not mine), so writing time will be in short supply.

  4. Ah your muse is so sweet to you. Sounds like a beautiful relationship.
    Juneta @ Writer’s Gambit

  5. Too funny, because the blog was not brown I thought I was on someone else’s. Is this a new location for your blog?

    • no. It’s my Independent Bookworm plattform. It’s a joint platform with other authors, but a lot are currently having severe problems posting, so we’re looking for a couple of new faces. I’ll post about it in the forum soon.

  6. More writing time is a great gift from a muse. Much better than the one I got…
    Thanks for coming to my party!

  7. A good day of writing would be my ideal gift. 🙂 It was nice to meet you and your muse. Ena and I will trade you a chocolate pip for the treats we brought. 😉

  8. For question 3, I don’t think you sound crazy at all. In fact, isn’t that perfectly normal for people to do with their muses?

    What?! Not everyone has a muse???????

  9. Trust you to be sitting in the corner planning your novel at a party, Cat! I hope you get lots of work done–for your own sake of course and not selfish… Uhm where did you say you were dropping those nice, fresh pages, again?

  10. More writing time is always an excellent gift. It sounds like you have a very sweet relationship with your muse.

  11. Looks like the two of you have some interesting time when writing. 🙂

  12. Your muse sounds like fun! I love Germany and I’m also trying to learn German – I got the ‘beautiful’ part of the song title but that’s it – I must study harder!

    • The title is: don’t you know how beautiful you are.
      It’s a song about a person in puberty and how they’re always misunderstood but still loved very deeply. It’s one of the few thongs that always makes me cry.

  13. Sounds like you have your hands full!

    Thanks for sharing with us!


  14. Your Muse is a~musing! She does sound great with gifting you more writing time… now, if I can only lasso that gift from Evelyn *laughs*

  15. The video wouldn’t work for me 😦 If I had a muse, I figure it would be a she. Or an it. Who knows. In any case, I agree about the jeans things. I would’ve liked some jeans for V-Day, haha

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