Wildcard Topic: Inspiration

It’s 12:38am as I’m writing this post, and I’m feeling decidedly uninspired. I don’t have too many days like this. In fact, sometimes I’m inspired by the oddest things – a fuzzy leopard-print cover for my handbag, or a meal (good or bad).

People inspire me the most though – either through actions that make me ask “why” or just in their appearance and demeanor. The last really big piece of inspiration I got happened at a bar while my husband was playing pool. Two people in the room caught my eye, a man and a woman,for completely different reasons. Over the course of a night, I watched them – they didn’t know each other, and were obviously from two very different worlds. By the end of the night, I had the start of an entire plot centered around two characters that are probably incredibly different than the people who inspired them. I love it when that happens.

I know many people get inspiration from books, photos and music, and I’m sure that people-watching is a favorite past time for most writers.Being outside is normally inspiring for me as well – nature always provides plenty of reason to explore “why”.

So tell me – what was the last thing that inspired you?