This is a question any author gets asked. A lot.
It wasn't really until I started my current WIP (work in progress), Never Forget, that I actually realised what my biggest inspirations are, and I want to share them with you. Especially with it being set around my hometown.
So I've joined Pinterest. I've set up a board with a few pictures in. I do describe location, but the fact is, writing Never Forget has really opened my eyes to the place I call home. Previously, it was just that - home. But now it's a place to explore, describe, and look upon with wonder. It's like I've moved halfway across the world. I'm completely seeing it with new eyes - thanks to my muse, Lexy.
Devon is a beautiful place, especially the North Devon coastline. I know I can never do it the justice it really deserves, and I want to share my home with you guys. So.. *runs to get link*
Never Forget Inspiration
Another one is music. It's been a serious inspiration so far for Never Forget, and I'm only 11,000 words in. My lovely friend Rachel sent me a playlist to get my mind whirring, and there are three songs so far that are speaking to me. Actually, they're more shouting at me with giant foam fingers and a billboard behind them.
I want to share them with you, so you can get an idea of Lexy and Alec's relationship. I will post a full playlist when the book is complete, and it'll also be in the back of the novel.
Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up
Thompson Square - Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not?
Shine Down - I'll Follow You (this one is Lexy and Alec's song)
Clicking on the links will take you straight to the YouTube page.
Let me know what you think - and be sure to check back tomorrow for a teaser!
Warning, it's a hot one!