We all find inspiration in different ways. Christy's blogged a couple of times about Taylor Swift's music and how it helps her write her YA books and I've read other bloggers say the same thing about music. Not me, though - I tend to find story ideas in the shower (where I don't have a radio) or the car (where my radio shorted out months ago and I still haven't gotten it fixed) and write in the living room with my kid's watching TV next to me (although Disney and Nickolodeon do have a lot of songs....half of AND was written to the SpongeBob theme in the background).
Inspiration can also be found in pictures (or places, but not all of us can travel the world, so thank goodness for Google images). Here's a few that I have looked at that really motivated me to want to write (nothing ever makes me want to edit, although I do it. begrudgingly)
(and thanks for the well-wishes about the secret agent contest over at Krista's blog this week. I felt like the agent thought my query and first page were good, but didn't end up requesting pages. *sigh*)
I'll leave you with these. Happy writing!
wouldn't this be a great place for a writer's retreat?
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.