What Inspires My Writing
That's a big question. The answer for me is a simple one, though.
It's been crazy lately. The world and life have changed so much, as a writer it's much more difficult to feel inspired. People are cruel, politics are dirty, relationships are strained, and things feel - tangled.
At the end of the day, it's become more of a challenge for me to sit down, tuck my legs under myself, and wrap up in a fluffy blanket with a good book and a cup of green tea. But I am still forcing myself to do that. Because that my friends, is part of what inspires my writing,
Inspiration for Authors
It's different for everyone honestly. What inspires me may not have the same effect on another writer. Inspiration for authors and staying inspired is harder than you may think. Reading has always inspired me to write, but it has to be an extraordinary piece of work and very precise. I can't read Stephen King and be inspired to write about Fae (Sorry Mr. King), it doesn't work like that for me.
Often times a change of scenery will do it for me. If I have the opportunity to take my laptop outside and listen to the world, I can better picture the scenes my characters are in.
The problem today is that we live in a world that is ever-moving and it's so fast. We work a lot, we have multiple responsibilities. Who the heck has the time? It's necessary, no - required - to set daily goals for yourself if you want to actually write a book. Whether it's 100 words a day or 1,000 - just set it and do it.
The past year has been a doozy, the furthest thing from "inspiring". That's why I write. I am hoping that someday, somewhere, my work moves something in you. I hope that little tiny movement I have stirred within that person somewhere is the wave of inspiration.