Sometimes I know what I'll blog about and just start writing, but there are other times when the inspiration comes from posting the picture first. I don't feel like writing tonight. I don't have to work, so I should take advantage of the time and get going on Hero again, but right now, I think I'd like a Corona and nice hunk to go with it.
Funny how you never see men like this just lying about on the beach. Of course, when I'm at the beach, I have to take my glasses off to go in the water, which renders me effectively blind. Sometimes I just like to sit(with my glasses on!) and gaze out to sea, casually taking in the visions that walk by. Mostly I see older people and kids, but now and then, something worthy of note wanders past. Do they realize I'm watching? Most men probably don't because I rarely get caught at it, but I don't miss much. I'm always searching for inspiration. It used to be inspiration for fantasies, but now it's for books.
Not surprisingly, I'm rarely inspired by women I observe, but rather, women I know. Something in their lives or their looks or personality that makes me want to make them into one of my heroines. A lovely lady I work with has given me just such an inspiration; she is the template for Fugitive's heroine, Drusilla. Mainly it is her build and her hair color, but she is very quiet, only occasionally muttering some fascinating comments under her breath. She tells me I didn't speak to her for the first year or so, but then, she didn't say much to me, either.
I've been told that my silences are intimidating, but what I'm really doing is observing, evaluating, and deciding what sort of person you are when we first meet. I watch the way you interact with others before doing so myself. Over the years, this habit has had a lot of young nurses shaking in their shoes at the thought of working with me. I don't see myself as someone to be feared, and once I decide to break my silence, I'll tell you anything you want to know. Some people are surprised at just how frank I can be, but I've never been one to beat around the bush; I just tell it like it is.
Nuff said for now. Must write that novel. . . .
PS: I'm guest blogging today on Yankee Romance Reviewers. Come on over!