Welcome to week 41 of the 52-week MFRW blog hop – My Blogging Inspiration.
Wow, what a loaded question. Where do I get my inspirations? The short answer, everywhere.
The more complicated answer: I have tried to work themes around different days, for example I’ve set aside Fridays for this blog hop. I tend towards Motivational Mondays, have posted Teasers on Tuesdays, Woman Wednesday where I have hosted many female authors, Thinking Thursday and Fun Fridays. Ironically when I tried to channel my ideas into specific ideas, my creative juices came to a screeching halt.
Then there are the time issues, like when I was undergoing treatment, the days I am still sruggling to function, the myriad of appointments, and other life demands. I have good intentions to blog daily, but lately I’ve been doing good to post twice a week. By the way, I sat at the computer for well over an hour with several stops and starts, erase, delete, type over for last week’s prompt. My mind just wasn’t in it. I couldn’t think of a single book quote to save my life and it wasn’t until it was time to log off and start on dinner that my friend Cathy suggested I google it. DOH!
Anyway, back to my inspirations. . . everything. A post on Facebook, something on the news, something I saw while driving, or most often that ‘spark of genius’ that pops into my head. LOL
I wish I could say that it was some deep thinking, brilliant thought process, but most often it’s just what pops in at the moment. Yes, on occasion my thoughts run deep but I don’t often share those, because I like to keep it light and fresh and those deep thoughts can be intense.
I enjoy blogging. probably more than I like writing books because they are short pithy posts, and I get them out of my system quickly. Books take a loooooooonngg time and my ADD fights me every time. That and the perfectionist in me thinks it has to be absolutely perfect before I release it to the world. Meanwhile, I have twelve books completed and sitting in the files waiting for final edits. I am working on the next one, I’ve done final edits geting it in shape to send to my beta readers.
I may start sharing snippets again from that one, now that I have been in a good groove with my writing. Plus, looking forward to NANO next month to work on a new novella that ties into the universe of Faere Warrior.
One of the reasons I like to interview other authors is because I get inspired with their enthusiasm. Then I can write for a while longer. Selfish I know.
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Write on my friends, write on!