Before you commit yourself, I should explain.
A few weeks ago, one of my critique partners entered the blogosphere and as her first act, settled on an avatar for her muse. Blog tradition was born.
And now, come rain or shine, Monday morning sees Dawn hard at work selecting a hunky guy for the week’s inspiration. The problem? She’s running short of candidates.
It goes without saying I’ll do my best to help. Even if I weren’t already hard-wired to ease anothers’ pain, I would make an exception in this case. See, this lady’s going places in the world of fiction. (NYT bestseller’s list, or my middle name isn’t Lea.) Even if she weren’t, that’s what friends and fellow writers do for one another. Right?
Alas, I am but one person, and not much of a TV watcher at that. My best may fall short of the mark.
So I’m wondering, in the spirit of true writerly charity, may I impose upon you? Pick your collective brains? Surely between us all, we can come up with a year’s worth of nominees for Dawn’s muse. That’s fifty-two gorgeous men, peeps, preferably of the mature variety (at least twenty-three), in possession of a little chest hair (okay, that’s my kink), and wearing enough clothes that Dawn can relax even if her boss visits her site.
Here are my humble contributions:
Yes, I know he’s busy in his role as my Internal Editor, but you know Daniel. (Pardon me. You don’t, but that was unnecessarily cruel of me to point it out.)
He’s an excellent multitasker.
Witness him juggling two of my three blogging awards. (Oh. I forgot to brag about announce that my writing friend, Jennifer M Donahue kindly bestowed another on me a few weeks back.)
Although it will involve sacrifice, he is up for the task. 😉
2. Clive Owen
Okay. So maybe that second image isn’t strictly necessary to prove Mr. Owen’s muse-worthiness. But there’s something quite thrilling about that intense facial expression, coupled with the symbolism of the booze and the wedding ring. I’m telling you, it’s like his publicity people knew what they were doing when they had this photo taken.
3. Brad Pitt
I’m not going to throw up a graphic for this guy. Everyone and her dog knows what he looks like; most particularly Dawn, who once spent six hours interviewing the man. (If you missed this story, follow this link and scroll to the comments section.)
4. Matt Bomer
This recommendation is someone new to me. I caught the pilot episode of his new show – White Collar – Friday night, and I must say hubbah-hubbah! it holds promise. It reminds me a bit of The Thomas Crown Affair, in that it features a charismatic art thief who delights in toying with the FBI.
So those are my nominees, leaving only another 48 for you folks to name. How bout it? Got any muses you want to recommend to Dawn?
ETA: I can’t believe what a complete doofus I am, guys, but there’s another Dawn Ius in the blogging world and I linked to her earlier. I’ve corrected the link now, but it should be: http://dawn-ius.blogspot.com/ Mea culpa! I swear I even checked the link once.