Sometimes people ask me where I get my inspiration for my books. I’m sure other authors get asked this same question all the time and I know most times they say they get them from real life. And that is true for me as well but mostly my muse is easily bored. This is a good thing because it means I can get her to tell me a story.
I ask her what if questions, she creates characters and decides what kind of trouble to get them into. Recently I brainstormed a story I had with a friend and came up with a plan for my next series. I hadn’t totally figured out who this character was yet though. What his motivation was or why he was the way he was.
You see he’s kind of, what’s a nice word for it? Unapproachable. Like really unapproachable. He doesn’t talk to anyone. If they try to talk to him he gives them a verbal smackdown. If they continue he’s not above starting a brawl. This is odd because he’s in high school and usually teenagers are all about fitting in. Huh.
So I like him. No surprise what with my bad boy problem and all but still I wanted to know more. The muse was uncooperative. She would not spill. How annoying. I poked and prodded at her, trying to get her to give up the goods. No way. Not interested. Sometimes she likes to keep things to herself for awhile.
So I had written part of the first scene and I was stuck. I went to the gym and was running on the treadmill, music blaring in my ears when, BAM. She told me who he was and why. Yes! I love when that happens. I’m a few thousand words in and I can’t wait to see what kind of mess he’s going to get himself into. I know it’s going to be epic.
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