Heartfelt apologies for being late with this post; it took me two days to 'recover' from my busy weekend, then children's illnesses have kept me busy. We even forgot to set out our trash can this morning! Now, I can feel my own body is trying to fight off something....ugh.
The short, simple answer is LIFE. Somewhere, there is a news article, or a national uproar that I simply can't keep my fingers quiet about. I've been inspired to blog about my outrage against parental warnings against Classic Sesame Street episodes ("May be harmful to your child"...give me a break!), Idiots In The News (aka Stupid Criminals or just stupidity in general), or even recent issues such as disrespecting our flag and my rage against finding affordable health care.
My Writer Life
I love drawing ideas from other blogs, and blog hops. I used to long to become a member of Oh Get A Grip or The Writer's Evolution blog groups, and for a while was following their weekly topics. I did manage to become a member of TWE, only to have everyone else get tired and stop posting.
Back in 2011-2013 I managed to hop on the 'submit-edit-release-promo-submit-edit-release-promo' merry-go-round (aka Book of the Month Club as I call it), where just about every month I was releasing a new title. This was exhausting, and something I don't intend to ever do again.
Not to mention the 50 lbs I managed to pack on during that time, due to being chained to my laptop! Note to self: Next time I wind up with a publisher who wants to release books every other month, say NO!
Some are witty, some are author interviews, some accidentally cause the Blog Mob to rise up against me. Some are silly things my kids have done.
So you see, inspiration can be found EVERYWHERE. If you're stumped for a topic, turn on the local news, read the paper, listen to the radio. Or find your favorite author's blog and scroll through his/her posts until you find a head-scratching moment or think. 'Yeah! That's a good idea!"
To see where other authors draw their inspirations from, go here.
Forgot to mention: Found out Teacher's Pet should be releasing by either later today or by the end of next week! So excited about this news!!!! Next up is the reboot of The Anderson Chronicles, coming soon to Stardust/Erotes Press!