This weekend I RELAXED. I napped, I read, I hung out with my BFF and her family at the New Jersey shore. I didn’t take a lot of pictures (just a few, below) And you know what this weekend off did for me? It made me super excited to come back to my story. I missed it.
Time away is inspiration of its own.
I’m reading an advance copy of The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor, one of my favorite historical novelists. Accidentally I was reading about the sea while sitting by the sea, for a multi-sensory experience.
What inspires me about Hazel’s writing in this story is the intricately woven stories and timelines. Once I found my reading rhythm, it was seamless.
I feel challenged in addition to inspired when I read a good book. It challenges me — not to write like the other author — but to accomplish the same things. Make sense?
What inspired your writing today? (or over the weekend?)