Inspiration must come from somewhere, especially in this marathon race to the end of my edits. So, in the spirit of all that is right with my book right now (and because Sherry asked), these are a few things that keep me writing each day:
These, and a dozen or so other irises are outside my writing window. My absolute favorite flower because the window of "spectacular" is about two weeks. Sort of like my attention span if these re-writes take too long.
This Victorian house landed on my writing desk as a random gift about two weeks ago. It's actually a matchstick holder, which is symbolic in itself for my plot, but its capacity to hold tons of pencils keeps me firmly in my novel's setting and all those jagged points remind me what I should be doing, instead of, say, blogging.
Mr. G. isn't exactly the hero in my novel, but he comes pretty close. I'd give you the real deal, but alas, the real Evan Braun inspiration jumped ship from my crowded notebook at a coffeehouse about two months ago. Poor guy was not dressed appropriately, either. Maybe he made off with quill-girl and has become eye candy perk in the employee's restroom. Stronger than the Organic Sumatra-Peru blend, trust me.
So that's where I am. Lime green post-its, a plot board with evaporated words, historical maps of Clear Creek Canyon, Colorado in the 1880s, and this book, among many, to keep it real.
What inspires you this week?