Note: This week’s story is a little different. I wrote it using characters from a short story I have published. If you’ve read Not So Suddenly, awesome, you’ll get a glimpse of Austin and Spencer’s future. If you haven’t, no worries, it works as a stand alone story. Anniversary “I’m sorry it’s not Antigua,” Spence said with a frown. Austin shrugged. “A sunset walk on the beach isn’t exactly a bad way to celebrate our anniversary, no matter where we are.” “But I wanted to
After the struggles I had with the holiday novella, I feel blah and uninspired. Despite the thousand and one plot bunnies and two nearly completed novels waiting for me, I don’t feel like writing. I had four days off last week and only wrote a few hundred words. Now, a few days off to celebrate the holidays is good, but on top of weeks of the blahs? Not good. That’s a slippery slope to no writing at all. And being a writer isn’t about only writing when you feel inspired.
My friend Red sent me this and it’s sending plot bunnies frolicking through my head. At the moment I’m juggling more of them than I can handle so it’ll have to go into the archives for “someday”. It’s too good to forget though. Someday, I’ll tell his story. Edited to add: I just ran across this picture and think he might be who the man at the cafe is waiting for. Hmm. #inspiration #plotbunnies
I had a few pictures posted on my Geeks, Nerds, and Cuddles board on Pinterest but my friend Red absolutely fell in love with Isaac and Paul and sent me some really fabulous pictures to go along with the few I’d already found. The pictures are absolutely perfect for Paul and Isaac. Come check them out! #shortstory #Geeks #PaulandIsaac #inspiration #Nerds
Although not every story begins with picture inspiration, I always have photos of my characters. In this case, I found photos that matched the images I had of the characters in my head. Brant Daugherty was an easy choice for Andrew Carmichael. Although the eye color isn’t quite right–Brant has rather brilliant blue eyes and I picture Andrew’s as hazel–he has exactly the look I imagined. Some photos are serious and a little stern, from when he and Joel first meet and he’s
I don’t have a specific plot bunny that popped into my head when I saw this one, but he’s pretty damn inspiring, isn’t he? He’ll definitely be used in the future! I just have to find the right story for him … #inspiration #plotbunnies
This is the picture that inspired “Baby, It’s Cold Inside”. Aren’t Emerson and Nate just adorable? Shell posted this picture on FB and the plot bunny hopped right ino a Word Doc. I knew I had to tell the story of how the boys got to this point. #inspiration #plotbunnies