As a newly signed author, I still blush profusely when I tell people I’m going to be published. Then, almost 100% of the time, they’ll ask, “Where do your ideas come from?”
For me, all over the place! Dreams, songs, movies, trips, or conversations. A glimpse of something that needs revealing – and I’m there…
I have a passion for tragic love stories. Maybe it comes from growing up as an Air Force kid – travel is an inspiring tool. Maybe it comes from spending a lot of my childhood in the community theaters in which may parents performed. Or maybe it’s because I have a heightened sense of imagination. I like to live in my head. Some of the best conversations i’ve ever had were with characters… Is this a good thing? I’m not going to analyze!
My Greek series started with a song. This song (before being tied in to the Water for Elephants trailer) stirred such vivid images that I HAD to put them on paper. Thank you Florence! And once I did, Medusa’s story was born. In the time it took me to drive home from my critique group (the amazing Shake A Spear ladies that are the reason I stuck to it) in Dallas, I was bursting with the need to write.
Tragic? No doubt. We’re talking Medusa. BUT, beautifully so . Of course, you’ll have to read it to determine that for yourself
So, tell me – fellow writer’s and artists – where do you get your inspiration??