Today on the Romance Writers Weekly blog hop, J.J. Devine asks:
What inspires you? Music? Reading? Movies? People in your life? Situations in life? What gets you motivated to sit down and write?
If you joined me from Leslie Hachtel, welcome!
A great way to get inspiration is to ask "What if?". I saw a sports blooper where an NBA player trying to save the ball ran over a waitress delivering beer to courtside seats. What if he's horrified by what he did? What if he seeks her out afterward to apologize? What if she's a single mom who despises the whole professional sports scene? What if there are sparks neither of them can ignore?
Long road trips inspire me. I'm usually in the passenger seat, so I have lots of time to dream and wonder. Signs are great for discovering new and unusual names. In fact, my hero in When Time Falls Still, to be released this spring, was named after "Justice Motorcycle Repairs."
When it comes to being motivated to sit down and write, a bright and warm summer day calls me into the backyard to write in the sun. Alternately, a cold and snowy winter's day gets me snuggling with a blanket on my knees and my fingers on my keyboard. For most days, however, I need my inner voice to guilt me into writing. I'm with all the other writers who have said "I don’t like to write, but I love having written!" I can enjoy my day so much more when I've finished my daily quota!
How does S. C. Mitchell get inspired? He's your next stop on the blog hop!
1/19/2016 12:58:21 pm
Yeah, guilt can be a good motivator. Write on.
1/19/2016 01:55:15 pm
And I'm Catholic...there's no way I'm winning that war.
1/19/2016 01:05:47 pm
I love to write on the screen porch in summer, In the sun room in Spring and Fall and snuggled on the couch in winter. As long as we're getting those words down, any place will do. :D Great post.
1/19/2016 01:55:33 pm
1/19/2016 01:22:19 pm
Both winter and summer are great times to write! I like to write outside as well, but curled up next to the fireplace is just as nice. Great post! :)
1/19/2016 01:56:05 pm
Outdoors next to a campfire works great for me, too.
1/19/2016 02:20:36 pm
I love the scenario you just outlined with the basketball player. You are MY inspiration!
1/20/2016 09:24:13 am
You're welcome, Gemma. :)
1/20/2016 12:44:50 pm
Traveling can really inspire me too!
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