Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tuesday’s Reflection

As you know, I’m new to the world of blogging, and as I morph from one blog to another, reading what my fellow bloggers have to say, I realized that what I’m getting out of this is inspiration.  I stopped by Marie Andreas’ blog and her summer’s weekly Monday Motivation, (Plug for Marie’s blog http://faeriesdragonsspaceships.blogspot.com/ ) and it was a picture, simple really, and as I gazed longingly at the stone walkway into the shimmering water, I thought “AHH HAA!” and immediately began writing.  I’d been stuck, you see, between deleting half of what I’d written and scrapping the entire book. “NO” this picture told me. “YOU DON’T NEED TO TOSS ANYTHING OUT, EXPAND ON WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE.”
It’s strange.  A picture is what started me on the path to writing this particular book, and it was a picture that saved what I’d already created in my mind.  I have pictures of my characters, their homes, their places of employment, even the cars they drive.  They say a picture is worth a thousand words, I say it’s more like ten thousand, or even eighty-thousand.  Heck, I got twenty thousand out of this one, and I’m just getting started.
So, as I sit here, my muse yelling in my ear to get back to work, I can’t help but wonder, what inspires you, my fellow writers? Inquiring minds want to know.

1 comment:

  1. Your muse yells at you? To get to work!?

    Mine is a lazy wench who whispers, "Hey, let's watch something on tv." Or, "Let's go sailing." Or, "Wow, a nap sounds really good."

    It's a wonder I get anything done.