Today, I have decided to join in on a blog hop… This blog hop is hosted by the lovely Elise VanCise at the Gladiator’s Pen. Every month on the second Tuesday, a topic is posted for anyone who wants to join in the blog fun.
For me, it’s a mix of both. There are days when inspiration hits just by waking up and getting laundry out of the dryer. Then there are those days when I sit and nothing comes to me. I finally delve deep into the well, trying not to drown before finding that perfect idea.
My greatest inspiration comes from two (technically three) different places. First, my children. Yesterday, I spent three hours outside watching them play in the yard. They didn’t get bored once even though there is only a small plastic slide, a small see-saw (teeter-totter), and a round picnic table to play with. Well, they did have some chalk to draw on the sidewalk, but they ignored that. Instead the spent the three hours running around the front yard pretending to be kitties, puppies, and even zombies. (If giving birth to them wasn’t enough evidence to prove they are my kids, the fact they run around pretending to be zombies is!)
Honestly, how can I NOT be inspired by their easy play and unlimited imagination? At this moment, Little Man and Precious are walking around with blankets over their heads being ghosts… Ah, nope… Now it’s back to zombies again…
The second place my inspiration comes from is other books. I love reading. My current work in progress comes from reading Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series. I wondered, what would it be like if someone from our world where science and technology rule somehow wound up in a world where magic rules?
I’ve read other books where a single line sparks an idea of my own. An entire world slowly unfolds in my mind based around the idea that single line gave me. I doubt you’ll find a person out there who doesn’t get inspiration from books, especially writers.
What inspires you?