What inspires you?
On her blog all month, Lisa Schroeder (CHASING BROOKLYN)
has been urging people to "Dream Big" by having a series of guest posts on the topic (Varian Johnson, Jo Knowles, Linda Urban, and Elizabeth Scott are just a few of the sparkly authors who have stopped by there). Lisa's blog is usually inspirational anyway. It was one of the first blogs I ever followed. She has such a calm, centered, this-is-what-I-can-do-today approach that is uplifting, while making our writing dreams seem reachable.
You can also check out this post by Carrie Jones on dreams.
It is inspiring, but I have to disagree with one piece of her advice. She says that if you have to break down crying over a rejection letter, don't do it near a fish-processing plant. I say, YES! Do it in front of a fish-processing plant, because it makes a much better story later on, when you are recounting how you got from that point to writing celebrated urban fantasies such as NEED and CAPTIVATE. But that may just be the writer in me.
This week, I'm also finding scads of inspiration in BIRD BY BIRD, which I am rereading. Nobody charts both the zaniness and the joy of writing like Anne Lamott.
I was also inspired by a long walk today. It has warmed up enough that I could smell earth and pine needles. Also, several crows, two hawks, two vultures and a dead squirrel put on an Amazing Pageant of Nature right in front of me.
May you find inspiration in whatever you do.