Today's topic: Who in your life has most inspired your writing?
My knee-jerk response to this is "no one" because this isn't something I actually think about. I've explained before how fan girl crush number one reminds me that age is relative blah blah blah and how Stephen King is a great example of maintain faith in the project that refuses to die, but I've never talked about the IRL factor.
Then I realized that maybe I don't really know what the word "inspiration" means.
|Definition courtesy of dictionary.com.|
In real life, the people who have most inspired my writing is my family*. They supply me with a lot of jumping points for both plot and subplot. Without the whole clan, I seriously doubt my creativity would be as high as it is**.
But Alicia, you're being so freaking vague.
That's because it's Wednesday. If I was to drill down to specifics, it would be pretty simple:
- My parents for never questioning ANY of my life choices. Especially my mom who as I've gotten older has become increasingly hip and savvy***.
- Hubby for being a constant cheerleader and being completely cool about me leaving my way-too-stressful-job to complete an overhaul of FALLING TO NORMAL.
- Danielle for countless hours she's spent going over manuscripts, plot points, and brainstorms with me. She understands my thinking sometimes better than me. Everyone should have a Danielle.
Who inspires you to do the things you do?
* This includes the besties too.
** Not that I'm not a creative person, but there's something to say about DNA.
*** If Middle School or High School Alicia read that, she'd gag.
Last.fm hit of the day: Inner Silence by Anathema