Finding Inspiration

Sometimes all it takes is a quick search, a few lovely images, and suddenly your brain is alive with ideas.

While my stories do come purely from the nether-regions of my brain, I’ll admit there are times where I can see what I’m trying to say in my head, but still need something solid and similar to look at. It helps put into perspective the finer details of what I’m trying to create, as well as see who out in the universe might be thinking along the same parameters.

In this spirit, I’ve decided to use the banner space above to show inspirational imagery from artists around the globe whose work is currently inspiring my own. Please note, any images used will be done so under fair use (i.e. like pointing out to friends something that catches my eye while window shopping). To be fair though, I will always at least tack on the artist’s name so they can be sourced properly. If you are the original artist and there are any questions or concerns, or you need the image removed, don’t hesitate to shoot me a quick (kind) email.

That aside, inspiration is coming strong again these days. I think I found my first true critique partner for my stories. I can’t even begin to say how amazing it is to have someone nit-picking my story. Especially since two weeks ago I was hitting some pretty strong editing walls and was ready to throw the whole thing out the window. Now I’ve found a new fire for the story and can’t wait to get it all bolted up and ready for an agent’s slush pile.

Alright, another cup of coffee and time to get to work. Maybe. I’m kinda feeling like a slacker today…