I can't offer much in the way of coffee this morning as France in a bit behind the rest of the world in this regard, no fancy Coffee shops here, so it's either tiny cups of strong expresso or a grand creme[large milky coffee]. However as we are not far from Limoux I can offer Bucks Fizz made with the delicious sparkling wine, Blanquette de Limoux, plus lovely fresh croissants. That should wake us all up!
I have to confess that I have been worrying all week about what I was going to write this morning and having sleepless nights, and it will probably be worse next week , but hey that's just the way I am. But I'm sure it will do me good to stick my head above the parapet, you will be gentle with me won't you?
So here goes, my question to you all this week is who or what do you turn to for inspiration. When the ideas have dried up and you don't know what direction your work is taking what steps do you take to get going again. My first novel started life as just a snapshot of a scene in my head that has gradually appeared piece by piece, no fancy plotting for me! So how do I get my inspiration, well quite often it's when I'm out running or cycling. The biggest problem with this is remembering that bit of inspired dialogue or that wonderfully descriptive passage til I get home. Now that I am cycling more I intend to take my notebook with me just in case, but I can't do that when running. I have a notebook by my bed as the middle of the night is another of the times I am likely to be inspired, convenient I hear you say. To prove a point the idea for this post came to me in the wee small hours, ah that explains it you reply. And I carry a notebook with me wherever I go, I have had some great ideas travelling on motorways, with the OH driving you will be pleased to know.
As I am in need of some inspiration at the moment I am really looking forward to reading all your insights.
There I have done it all I need to do now is press the Publish button, oh if only the real world was this simple.
Here is a parting thought from Goethe:
Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it,
Begin it now.
So here goes!!!!