You see she's very shy and very insecure and very uncertain of her abilities. She only knows her weaknesses and never her strengths. She always tries to seek validation and isn't happy with a few nice words of encouragement.
My muse is rather needy. Unfortunately she is also rather hungry - not for chocolate, the mad creature - but for something else less tangible. She is a muse after all and they tend to be flighty and vain and rather selfish demi-goddesses.
But her heart is in the right place. She just needs a little coaxing rather than me wanting to force her out before she's ready.
Which of course makes her a gigantic pain in my nether regions. But please don't tell her that or else she'll sulk and no amount of cake will coax her out.
At least she's more amenable to Charlie's charms.