I’m very proud of my fellow Idaho Author Community member, G. S. Wright, for continuing to doggedly get those words out there. He has an unparalleled drive I’ve not seen in many other authors in that he is keeping, and posting, his total daily words. No, Garth is not writing a book (he’s writing several). Garth has a number of projects going, including series installments and short stories.
I admire his dedication and keen ability to keep all his plots separate in his head. It must be a youth thing, as I feel accomplished getting out one blog post a week. Back during the Blog Challenge, I took on writing a blog a day for five weeks. Thank heaven for the writing prompts, as I am slow to initiate when forced to originate. For me, writing comes so much easier and more natural when inspired.
My inspirations often hit when walking the dog and I walk her several times a day. Impossible to stop and make notes, I begin dictating thoughts on my handy-dandy cell phone which is also keeping track of my steps, miles, and route.
Last week during a visit with my hikin’-lovin’ cousin came a crash course in writing prompts, inspirations, and blog post ideas. Lost! Difficult to dictate when hiking with someone and gasping for breath. Fortunately, the hiking trails themselves were inspirational and apparently something this area (Phoenix) excels in providing. Who would have given serious thought to a desert, which may exceed 120o in the summer, would discover the winter-long pastime of hiking? Continue reading “Do You Need Inspiration to Write?”