Today was an #InspirationFail.
I attended an event that I thought had the potential to inspire future stories or characters. It did not. It wasn’t anyone’s fault that the lecture/talk didn’t live up to my hopes, but it didn’t. Maybe my expectations were too high. I left early.
But last night was an #InspirationPalooza!
On the very day my book deal was announced, there was a Dirty Dancing marathon on TV. (You remember the book right? The one that was pitched as Dirty Dancing meets How to make an American Quilt?)
Timing is everything!
I watched the movie one and a half times and it was a good kick in the pants reminding me of the chemistry that needs to come across on every page the way it does for Johnny and Baby in every scene. I’m inspired by nerdy nephew and the hotel owner because they don’t even know how out-of-touch they are. I’m inspired by the parents who just want a nice vacation and are oblivious to what their daughters are up to.
I guess this is a good lesson to grab inspiration for our writing where we find it, and how that might not always be where we think it will be.
What inspired your writing, or your stories today?