29. How often do you think about writing? Ever come across something IRL that reminds you of your story/characters?
Seriously? What kind of question is this? I pretty much think of writing ALL THE TIME. When I wake up in the morning is probably the quietest my brain will be all day, and by the time I shower it’s running full speed and I’m hanging on for dear life. I like to have a cup of coffee with my characters if I’m having a quiet morning – we sing upbeat songs in the car on the way to work if it’s a loud morning. If I’m not too busy at work I daydream about stories (or research things I need to know for my stories). If I am too busy at work I daydream about stories, curse a bit, and then do all my work over again because I screwed up. I try not to do this, since I work with pretty dangerous materials.
Anytime that I’m in the car is storylining time. I keep two packets of stickies and four pens in my purse so I can at least find one of each and write down notes while sitting at stoplights. I try to read and/or write a little bit each night, and usually go to bed storylining again.
Real life things always inspire me – lately it’s been the wisteria, and the extreme green of the trees after a rain shower in the morning, and the wind as a storm blows through.