Writing, Muses and Research
While writing, I look to my muses and sometimes, this leads into research. See exhibit A below. If you drool, I promise not to tell. Also, if you lick your screen, that's okay too. Just make sure no one is around.
While writing Abby's story, Fueled Desire, book three in the Southern Roots series, she finds herself in Scotland and meets a very interesting man named Clive. He brings out the best side in Abby and trust me, no one has been able to do this... within reason. She's fled from Texas to start over and never anticipated finding Clive and enjoying her time with him.
So why all the pictures from Outlander? Well the sexy Jamie Fraser is exactly who I envisioned Clive to be. Fearless, sexy and damn... dirty! In a good way, of course. Sometimes when finding ones self in a writing slump, writer's block or distracted, it helps to pull up the images of what makes our mind tick, what makes us excited as writers and what helps build the story.
When I wrote Chronicles of the Fallen, Alex's muse was Kellan Lutz, Samuel's was Henry Cavill, Jonathan was Alex Pettyfer and Michael's was Michael Fassbender, sometimes Gerard Butler. So yes, it absolutely helps having a muse handy. In Clive's case... damn.
Look for Abby's story early 2015!
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