Hi everyone! I am so excited for this to be my first post to the Hot-Spot!
I was so excited as a matter of fact, that when I sat down to write the post...I blanked. I couldn't think of a single thing that I felt compared to the other awesome bloggers/authors already on here.
So I went looking for inspiration.
That's when the obvious fairly smacked me on the head. It's the question every author hears at least once, right? "Where do you get your ideas from?" Whoever it is - your aunt, sister, a fan - usually is looking for some Jedi Mind Trick kind of answer. But as one of my blog-mates pointed out recently, the truth of a writer's life is not always the most glamorous...
So I won't tell you that most likely we've looked at a bowl of fruit to come up with that plotline about drug smugglers who hustle their dope across the border stashed inside crated bananas, and the hired guard is this guy who's a walking wet dream for darn near anyone. Of course, the guy's long lost love is the FBI agent scouting the laced fruit and holding out in hopes that his man isn't the bad guy he appears to be. Which he isn't, because he's working undercover for the local narcotics unit to bust the morons who drove his family fruit market out of business...
(Even though the most mundane things can lead to some of the best stories I've ever read!)
But when I have my choice of things, much like I did with this blog, I prefer to find my inspiration from a little more, um, user friendly source. Like this cutie who is begging for protection from some nasty jerk who is getting ready to break into his ground-level apartment. But, of course, that won't happen because the hunky cop next door will see the burgler sneak by the patio door in time to save the day...and will be rewarded with smoking hot thank-you sex. *grin*
Then there is this hottie's story waiting to evolve from the heavenly vision of his backside. Couldn't you see him on vacation in a rural town to visit his old college roommate, finding that he thrills at the prospect of exhibitionism and his roomie? Or maybe he delights in that moment when his shirt is over his eyes, hoping that his friend will twist his shirt in just that way to keep him restrained, blinded to everything but the touch of smooth fingers playing over his skin, hot breath ghosting over tense muscles and soft lips teasing him, stirring him to incoherency...*ahem*
One of my not-so-writer-friendly quirks is that I have the hardest time writing villains. So, I go looking for inspiration there too. I mean, the bad guy can be psychotic and hot too, right? But then...maybe he's not the villain. Maybe he's a student working his way through grad school by performing in a striptease show on the Vegas strip, convinced by an ex-lover that he's not worth much. Maybe the cowboy on vacation from his ex, that one right there in the front row (don't you see him?), wants to know more about the sexy dancer with shadows haunting his eyes. Maybe their one-night-stand will change their lives.
Where do you find your inspiration?
NOT ANYMORE, released Sept 27th @ TEB
CHASING ALEX, coming December 13, 2010