Happy Friday, everyone!! Woohoo! The weekend is almmooossstttt here. The sky is blue, the air is crisp and cool- it almost seems like Fall, my favorite time of year. This makes me happy. Sigh.
The question for today’s YA Indie Carnival is… Where do I draw my inspiration? The answer: Everywhere.
Seriously. There’s no way I could pinpoint any one thing. I allow my mind to wander when I’m doing things like washing dishes, sitting on the beach, folding laundry, going for walks… and I never know where it is going to go.
I’m definitely influenced by my surroundings. I came up with the idea for my next series (which I can’t wait to write, by the way!) when I was walking along the beach of Lake Michigan. Here’s a picture of that day:
The wind picked up, causing the waves to crash… big black clouds rolled in so quickly off of the water. They raised the red flag to bring in everyone from the water and the air just crackled with the impending storm. And it was the MOOD that brought me my idea, not the actual events of what was going on around me.
I can’t really describe it, but as a writer, I am driven by emotion. When I write a scene, I shoot for making people feel something, whether it is joy, angst, sadness, etc. So, I am inspired by things that do the same for me.
Is that a vague enough answer? 🙂
I hope some of my colleagues will have clearer answers for you. You should totally check them out– I’m sure their answers will be interesting. I hope everyone has a fantabulous weekend!!
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