Happy Thursday All,
Who or what is your muse and inspiration?
To be honest, I don't know if I have the same muse for everything I write. I haven't figured that out, yet. I know for certain different things inspire me--it's not always the same thing.
When I started Surreal I had this thought in my head: I like the paranormal genre, I like dark brooding male characters for my heroes. I missed a character I had written years before that got lost when computer crashed and I only had bits and pieces saved on diskette. Anyway, eventually I figured out I wanted to write Fantasy and Paranormal.
But then I did something I never had done with my writing: I listened to music while I wrote. I had to turn it on low, and I had to make sure it wasn't too distracting. That's when I discovered my muse for Surreal. It was Chris De Burgh's music. Sure, I listened to other music, but if you look at my list in the margins, you'll notice there's several Chris De Burgh titles. Everything from Lady In Red to an instrumental or two. His music put me in the right mood for writing the story.
As for my other stories, the inspiration for each of them is unique--not the exact same things inspire the characters and plotline. At this time, I don't think Chris De Burgh's music is my muse for these novels--I'm not sure exactly what is. When I figure that out, I'll probably tell you.
So, what's your muse/inspiration?
Have A Thoughtful Thursday!