Saturday, October 22, 2011

October Theme: The Halfway-Point Inspiration Burst (Holly Schindler)

Initial sparks of inspiration are important, no doubt about it. (Where's a writer without a basic plotline?) But for me, those ah-ha! moments come pretty frequently. I get new ideas before I get a chance to get a current book finished...And I love the setup...I adore getting those first few chapters down on paper.

The middle? Not so much. I find middles extremely difficult. It's so easy for me, once I hit the middle of a book, to gravitate toward a new idea, and sink into a fresh beginning all over again.

I find that I need a burst of inspiration to kick me into gear again once I hit that middle. And nothing works better than just a little bit of kindness...a sweet gesture. Below are a couple of "Because You've Been Working So Hard" bouquets that recently made their way to my kitchen table.

...And judging by my crazy-good word count lately, boy have they worked...



2 comments:

  1. Holly, these are gorgeous! I have a friend who believes in sending flowers to friends while they are still alive (rather than the traditional alternative)... great practice, and so appreciated. And yes, inspiring.

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  2. Aren't they lovely? It was nice to look up (bleary-eyed) and see them next to my pages. Your friend's got it right--that gesture makes SUCH an impact...

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