My main inspiration to write is that I want to share my faith. I figure that since I love to write and I’m getting better at it every day, ;-), then I might as well use that as a vehicle to share my faith and write stories that touch people’s lives. My publisher was recently interviewed and was asked about any upcoming releases she was especially excited about. She commented back, “Our first Inspirational Romance is coming out November 9th, Mr. Shipley’s Governess by Joanne Troppello. I think it’s going to be well received and will touch the hearts of many.” http://writersauthorsbooksandmore.wordpress.com/2010/10/29/say-hello-to-j-m-smith-owner-of-the-wild-horse-press/ [10/29/10]
When I read that interview, her words made me smile because that’s exactly what I want my books to do ~ to touch the hearts of many. I really hope that people reading my books will connect with the characters and their journeys of faith.
Sometimes I don’t always feel very inspired to sit down and write, but I have to make myself sit down and write. Usually I’ll be staring at the computer screen for a few minutes, but then I decide to listen to some music to try to inspire myself. Listening to music, especially romantic instrumental music like Kenny G or Jim Brickman, usually helps me get into the swing of things and inspired to get back to my characters. The other day I was working on a chapter in my current WIP and I had some notations of where I thought the plot line was going, but as I started writing that section, the character told me where he was going next. I know that sounds goofy, but it’s true. Other authors, I’m sure, will be able to understand where I’m coming from.
So where do you find your inspiration? Does music inspire you? Are you inspired by a person ~ or by God? Please feel free to comment…