Finding inspiration on the road

I’ve been traveling. My writing schedule has been a bit disrupted the past few weeks as we prepared then headed out on a great adventure, allegedly to deliver a load of ‘stuff’ to my son at his new home in El Paso,  TX. But it’s also been a fun little vacation away from housework, and the everyday. I have to admit, I haven’t written much the past two weeks, but over the past three days I’ve been inspired, and this mornings session was pretty productive.

The inspiration started with our hotel, Sunday night, in Coralville, Iowa. It was completely castle themed. What fun…

 

The next day we stopped in Hannibal, MO, to see the Mark Twain museum and historical site. They’ve got a lot of great stuff here. Well worth the stop.

And then last night we rolled into Roswell, NM, and spent today out looking for aliens.

Yup, we found ’em.

What more inspiration does a budding author need? I’ve got another week on the road before I return home. Maybe I’ll find a bit more.

Until next time,

Steve

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Oh, the distractions of life.

Between home renovations and repairs, traveling, and a rather nasty sinus infection it’s been a pretty busy couple of weeks, but I’m happy to announce that today There’s no such thing as werewolves went over the 20,000 word mark. I expect the story to end up at around 25,000 words so I’m closing in on the finish of the rough draft. I have to admit this story has been fun to write, and there have been quite a few surprises along the way.

I tend to write straight through a story, without any outline and only a vague idea of where the story will end up. As usual this one got sidetracked, and taken over by the characters on a regular basis, but I’m starting to believe that my characters write a better story than I do. So it’s all to the good.

I have coming up, toward the end of the month, two weeks where I will be on the road. I’m sure my writing will be spotty and my blogging nonexistent during that time, so I’m hoping to finish up the rough draft and have a good start on the first edit before I leave. I would like to have the work in the hands of my beta readers by mid November, and in the hands of my agent before Christmas.

I do plan on having an interview with my Agent here soon, so you can get to know her a bit. It’s in the works, I promise.

Until next time,

Steve