Thursday, June 10, 2010
Inspiration and Imagination = Books
(This is the actual pic I used as my inspiration for Kevin Springer in Winters' Thaw. Thanks to Ashlyn Chase and her yahoo group, ashlynsnewbestfriends.)
Have you ever had a "connection" with a complete stranger, or even someone you see on a routine basis, but never outside of that venue? I'm talking about that cute guy behind the counter at the store, a businessman at the airport, a client at the office, an actor, pics in a magazine. These are harmless thoughts, or even flirtations that are perfectly normal.
Yes, it's perfectly normal to sin in your mind.
Jimmy Carter had that right, oh so long ago! Um, I heard his quote in reruns when I was a kid, I swear.
So here's the thing, and I've said this before: writing erotica is the best job in the world because we get to live out these scenarios over and over again, going as far as our imaginations will take us. And then some.
Do I get inspiration from my DH? Oh yeah, you betcha. He's the hero of all heroes. There's a piece of him in every single hero I come up with, no matter where the idea is born, or who my muse uses to wake my imagination.
It's all book fodder.