Sure it's an illusion, but it gave me the frame of mind to at least figure out how to approach the various courses of crap on my plate. Getting up the guts to polish and query my ms is one of them. As far as that goes, this trip was absolutely inspirational, but more on that in a minute.
First, I'd like to thank those of you who recommended Divergent (review to follow, most definitely qualifies for Amazing Book Alert) as one of my beach reads. Divergent and I had a helluva time together in Mexico. Here we are, chillin' by the pool:
|I am soaked, smeared with sunscreen, and not wearing makeup.|
But doesn't Divergent look fabulous?
*Snickers* Yeah, I'm crazy, I know. But did you also know that YA isn't just the bomb of all book genres? It also happens to be...
The very first scene in my novel describes moonlight shimmering off the ocean, and seeing it in person, I couldn't take my eyes off it. It made me fall in love with the beach, and my story, all over again (which I needed, because the doubt demon has been flying over my head like a rabid bat lately).
A picture wouldn't have done it justice, so I took this to share with all of you:
Um, try to ignore the part where I nearly drop the camera
Seriously, how can you not find inspiration in THAT?
Or, for that matter, this...
Or this, especially when you've described your male mc's eyes as "blue as a cloudless sky"...
kiss my characters share on the beach, which made me con my husband into this reinactment of it:
In the mean time, I'll be using my rested relaxedness to stop being such a chicken, saddle up, and write like the wind!
Have you ever had a moment (or a week) that made you fall in love with something you'd written all over again? Whether the answer is yes or no- have an inspired Monday, all!
** And BTW, my Monday just got even better! I placed 2nd in Gabriela Lessa's Love All Year Long Contest! WOOOHOOO! **