Where do you find Inspiration?
Last month I was lucky enough to lose my Bruce Springsteen concert virginity. Yes, it’s true, I’d never seen The Boss in concert. Though I’ve liked his music, I never went out and actually bought it. I’ll admit, had a Springsteen concert not been on my husband’s bucket list, I probably would not have gone. And that would have been a mistake. So now you’re wondering… what’s the point of telling us this? One word:
Whether you’re a Bruce Springsteen fan or not, there is no way to leave his concert uninspired. The reason I bring this up is because I was worried that I had no ideas for my next book and mid way through his concert, something popped into my head. Something that resembled the beginning of a plot. That was the minute I started taking serious notes about my surroundings in the concert venue. How could I make my story plausible? Who were my characters and what if… Well, you know how that “what if” question works. And lo and behold, I have a skeleton idea for my next book. It’s not the first time, I’ve been inspired by something on my husband’s bucket list. In fact it’s the second time a book has evolved from one of the items on his “to do” list. This has only made me realize how important it is to stick with my husband when he plans his next adventure. Turns out his list is good for my creative self.
What about you? Have you ever done something out of the norm for you and been inspired by it?