Hello all! Wow it feels like forever since I’ve posted here. Today I’d like to talk a bit about something that inspires me no matter what I write, music. Everytime I sit down to write I turn on my radio to let the music flow while the writing flows. Sometimes a song will come on the radio and a line in it will inspire a scene in the book I’m writing or will inspire the entire book. Yesterday I had my first paranormal romance release. While Untamable, my first in my Moonlight Cravings Series, does not have a single cowboy in it, it does come from a country song.
I remember sitting down to finish edits on Riding Double and hearing Jake Owens song, Don’t Think I Can’t Love You, play. I love Jake Owens and several of his songs have played over and over while I write, but this one gained a special place. I had been toying with an idea about a man who is in love with his best friend, the young woman who was the one person he could always depend on. So as I’m flushing out the conflict between the two, I realize that his struggle will be whether she can deal with him going from a nobody werewolf to being the Alpha of all American werewolves. For his part, he is the man in the song, trying desperately to convince the herione that he can love her no matter what is changing in their lives.
So while Untamable is not a cowboy story like my others, it did get it’s start just like my cowboys, through music. For more on Untamable please visit http://www.bookstrand.com/untamable-1
And just for eye candy here is Jasper, my hero:
Now, I’m always interested in knowing what inspires you. I’m not just talking about if you’re a write, but when you are feeling down, angry, or hurt what do you find that inspires you to move forward?