This picture is absolutely beautiful to me. I’ve posted it specifically for a certain friend of mine… he knows who he is. A picture like this is so ripe for inspiration, I can do so much with this picture! That’s why I’ve saved it.
Speaking of inspiration, Kristin Nelson on her blog last week spoke briefly about song lyrics as inspiration. I actually have a series of playlists that I listen to for inspiration. Cannot do it while I’m writing, because I become so focused on the lyrics of the song that I forget what I’m writing! But I listen when I’ve come to a tough spot in my writing (like where I am right now, doing the third rewrite for the first chapter of CS). I love good lyrics! Like this song by the British band Pulp:
“I’ve been sleeping with your wife for the past 16 weeks
Smoking your cigarettes, drinking your brandy
Messing up the bed that you chose together.
And in all that time, I just wanted you to come home unexpectedly one afternoon
And catch us at it in the front room.”
Ripe, I tell you, ripe! Anyway, as for books that inspire, WUTHURING HEIGHTS has got to be #1. I am fanatically in love with that book and have been since I was 14. You can’t go wrong with a troubled man so insanely in love that he digs up his lover’s corpse just to hold her one more time! Love it!