Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Inspiration strikes... sort of #IWSG



Hi, everyone.

It's time to share our thoughts, insecurities, and encouraging words. Thanks to Alex Cavanaugh and our co-hosts Christopher D. Votey, Madeline Mora-Summonte, Fundy Blue, Chrys Fey for keeping IWSG going. Not a member? Want to know more about the group? Click here


I never know when inspiration will strike. Although, it would be wonderful if I could turn it on and off at will. Anyway, I was reading blog posts on plot recently when the pieces to an idea I had years ago started to flush themselves out to become a decent plot that just might work.  I'm still polishing my MG fantasy, so I have plenty of time to mull over this new story. I'll let you know if something comes of it.


April IWSG Day Question: Have you taken advantage of the annual A to Z Challenge in terms of marketing, networking, publicity for your book? What were the results?

My answer: I haven't participated in the A to Z Challenge, but I'm looking forward to reading the responses of those who have.


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Can you turn inspiration on and off at will? Do your ideas percolate a while before you start to write? Are you participating in the A to Z Challenge?

20 comments:

  1. I love Calvin and Hobbes! The creator attended my alma mater. That's exciting to be inspired by a new idea!

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    1. I like Calvin and Hobbes too. Cool that the creator attended your alma mater. :)

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  2. Glad the pieces started coming together.

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  3. Inspiration only comes for me when I work hard at it, and then it doesn't feel so much like inspiration as it does desperate determination. Writing is hard work.

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    1. Writing is hard, but it's rewarding too.

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  4. I love it when inspiration hits like a hurricane. That's when the creativity works best. Pleased things are coming together. Well done! Keep going :)

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  5. This is my 3rd year doing AtoZ, but my first year using it to market my book. My book should be out by Mid June, and I want to give people an idea of what will be in the book. So far it is going well.

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    1. Glad to here it. I'll hop over to your blog to check it out.

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  6. No A-Z for me this time around, but I've done it before. Lots of fun but also tons of work.

    Good luck with that new idea!

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  7. Being able to switch on and off our inspiration would be awesome!

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  8. Ooh, it's cool your ideas are coming together like that. I can't imagine you're ever out of inspiration for new stories - you always have such great ones cooking in that creative mind of yours.

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    1. Aw... thanks. :) Some of them are snippets though. I love when they grow into actually plots I can turn into a story.

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  9. Happy mulling! Don't you love when you get an idea of where a story is going to go?

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  10. Inspiration usually hits me hardest when I'm supposed to be doing something else, like editing. I do let ideas percolate, though. It takes time (and sometimes a couple drafts) for me to work everything out in a story.

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    1. I've had inspiration strike when I'm editing too. The worst is when I have a deadline I have to meet and an idea begging to be worked on.

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