So, what is my writing inspiration? I thought I would share a bit about what inspires me to write. I do know that it isn’t always the same things.
Sometimes, my writing inspiration comes from someone special that I meet. I want to remember the person, the encounter and why it was special. I have traveled a lot and met some pretty crazy people along the way. I’ve met gold prospectors, panning for gold in the Arizona desert. In Tennessee, I met someone who used to be a radio DJ and later drove a limo and did security for a famous country music star.
Some of the most special moments come from children. They are so innocent and full of life. After I miscarried my child several years ago, I had a young girl come up to me, while I was sitting outside a library. She didn’t normally talk very much, especially to someone she had never met before. She sat down right next to me and touch my hand and said, “It’s going to be okay.” Those words were everything to me in that moment. She never could have know what I was going through at the time.
I don’t think I could ever truly describe some of the many miracles that God has done in my life. When finances were tight, He provided at just the right moment. He is never late; He is always right on time.
Answers to prayers are always miracles. I have learned, though, to be careful what you pray for because you just might get it. I remember, once, when my husband and I prayed for God to stop us if we were going the wrong direction. Immediately, the tire on our van exploded into tiny, little pieces. We weren’t going anywhere for a while. He then sent us a police officer to help us. He had experienced one delay after another and was late for an appointment of some kind. Well, it looks like God sent him to help us.
Those are just a few of the many miracles that He has done in my life.
I also get my writing inspiration from the outdoors or nature. I love to camp with my husband and have been to some great campgrounds in Oregon and Florida. There is something special about just getting away from every day life and all the distractions and just going somewhere quiet. Taking time to just listen to my own heart, get out of my own head, and relax.
Adventure and Travel
Seeing new places and doing new things is, sometimes, all it takes to get a fresh perspective and start the creative juices flowing. I love to travel and see this beautiful world that God created. I especially love the mountains and the oceans. I’ve been from one end of the country to the other and back again. It is often while I am looking out the window at the countryside, that I get inspired to write another poem or start a new project.
You often don’t have to go far to see something new. There are many places within a short distance of our own homes that we never go see. We take them for granted, thinking they will always be there. However, you never know what you might see if you take a different route home from work or take a day trip someplace you’ve never seen.
These are only a few of the many things that serve as my writing inspiration. What are some of the things that inspire you to write? Go to my contact page and leave a comment or sign up for my email newsletter.
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