I'd love to construct a time-line of exactly how it happened to me, but I don't rightly know.
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So one day I'm reading, minding my own business, when BAM curiosity met inspiration and BOOM, I had a story. (Doesn't that sound Greek? Zeus BAM meet Leda BOOM produce Helen of Troy.)
I've had a theme lurking around several burgeoning stories. It's basic so I wondered if I could push it and write a paranormal or urban fantasy. It was amidst this perfect chemistry when one of Talia's Mythical Creature posts answered with a resounding, "Yes!"
As you may recall, I'm already working on a project--pondered in depth over two posts. I've made progress, but am drawn to this new story. So I've set aside AD and penned a crazy new idea. The working title is "Wanderlust." (How many stories already claim that name, I wonder?)
I drew the shape of the story as two unrelated plots converging at the end with a single linear plot bringing it all together. Now I've ceased to ponder and intend to just write (keeping in mind the supportive chant from earlier comments).
So now I have some questions for all of you:
- What are some books I should read? I loved "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman so I want to use that as a guide.
- What or who has inspired you lately?
- Any bloggers you want to give a shout out about?
- Any particular posts that summoned your muse? Answer here or write a post and please, link back!