A Taste of Inspiration…
What inspires you to write? That’s a question writers hear often from curious readers. And, let’s face it, what inspires paranormal writers can be especially intriguing. (I know this because of the looks I often get at baseball games or PTO meetings!) My ideas come as a sizzle of excitement caused by a glimpse of a certain picture, a snippet of a riveting song or a striking scene in a movie. Like a sudden high, there, then gone, those moments of excitement continually fill the “cup” of my imagination until it’s brimming and ready to spill on to the page. Writing is my way of capturing that high and keeping it forever.
I’m a mental scrap booker. No. Not those lovely pristine beauties Mom’s create to commemorate graduations or weddings. My mental scrap books are great big messy compilations filled to bursting with all that will eventually become a finished book. (Hopefully, a lovely and pristine finished book…at least by the time my editors are finished with it!)
Today, I thought I would share some of the “scraps” that inspired me to write the book that eventually became CAPTURED, my first erotic paranormal romance from Loose Id.
What inspires you as a writer and a reader? How do you save your ideas? Are you a mental scrap booker or do you keep your ideas handy in a physical way? And how do you handle those curious looks from bystanders when you’re in line at the bookstore with an armload full of vampires? I’d love to know…’cause my wicked wink is getting a little worn out from overuse!
This song could be sung by Maya Bonner as she’s forced into close proximity with someone who is supposed to hate her.