All right, I'm back to my regular blogging schedule. Woohoo! To everyone who read the poem I posted last week, thank you for your lovely comments! It wasn't a reflection of my life at the time, but I do love that poem. :) (which is nice, because I don't like most of the poetry I write!)
(Insert awkward transition here) (Really, I can't think of anything)
I may be wrong on this, but summer seems like a very dreary time for writers. The whole industry seems on vacation, but authors seem to be struggling the most. I totally get it - writing is great on dark, stormy nights and chilly winter days. Who doesn't love a good book in the golden red colors of autumn or the first chilly breezes of spring? But summer is difficult.
So, I though today should be an inspiration day! If you didn't see Elana Johnson's post about song lyrics, you should check it out immediately. :)
I'm going to post a few pictures, music videos, and quotes/lyrics that inspire me today. In the comments, you should totally do the same! We can be an inspiration bank!
Here are a few (gorgeous) pictures that remind me of my (YA) WIP:
A few more that remind me of my other (fantasy) WIP:
And some inspiring music!!!
And some quotes!
"So he shall never know how I love him: and that, not because he's handsome, but because he's ore myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same." - Wuthering Heights
"My task which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel - it is before all to make you see. That, and no more, and it is everything. " Joseph Conrad
"The evil are guilty and create law. The good are innocent and create justice" Terry Pratchett.
"Without change, something sleeps inside us and seldom wakens. The sleeper must awaken." Frank Herbert's Dune
"Of course. You think a minor thing like the end of the world was going to do me in?"
"And none has conquered but love." -Antigone
"Blow on the coal of the heart.
The candles in the church are out
The lights have gone out in the sky.
Blow on the coal of the heart
And we'll see by and by..." - J.B.
What inspires you today?