What puts you in the mood???

To write – ¬†you perverts! ¬†Or to create. ¬†If you’re an artist what inspires you to create art? ¬†Singers, what makes you want to sing? ¬†Writers, what fills you with inspiration and motivates you to put the proverbial pen to paper?

As a writer, these are the things that inspire me to write – to the point where if I can’t get to my laptop immediately I get itchy and restless with the urge.

  • Rain and stormy weather – my number one inspiration, don’t ask my why, but it works every time
  • Coffee – must have a good cup of coffee or tea with me otherwise it doesn’t feel right
  • Reading novels from the same genre – I think “Hey, I can do that” or “I can write that better”

I’m loving the weather in Sydney at the moment – lots of overcast and rainy weather to fuel my motivation.

Please comment below and let me know what gets your juices flowing…(not those juices).

Thanks,

L.O.Aitken

Huh???

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We have been given the green light for date night tonight, my sister in law has offered to watch our little angel while we head out for dinner. ¬†But we’re not going…

Understandably we have been on our feet all day and we’re probably too tired, but that isn’t why my DH (dear husband) doesn’t want to go – he wanted to go to the pub with his brother in law (to which I DO NOT object). ¬†To clarify, my amazing husband would go out tonight, if it wasn’t with me…HUH???

DH logic – we’ve been together (and I quote) “alllllllllllllllllllll day”. ¬†Apparently shopping whilst carting our 6 month old around is as good as date night. ¬†I fear I’ve become boring after only 1 year of marriage – GOOD GOD!

His reply was met with a quizzical “huh, how does that work?” look – head tilted sideways and eyebrows screwed up, followed by a flip of the bird as I ghosted out of the room.

I’m not sure who’s right or wrong here – I’m not sure whether I should be mad or not…

I’m not sure if I even care!!!

Yours truly,

Confused Wifey

 

 

An author let me down…

Hi all,

I recently finished reading the latest book by one of my favourite authors, and was moderately let down. ¬†Don’t get me wrong, she had written an entertaining story as always and stayed true to her writing style – however I feel there was so much more she could’ve done with her characters, so much further she could’ve pursued the ending, even gone so much deeper with the storyline…

It got me wondering…after so many books is an author bound to run out of ideas and originality? Are they doomed to repeat story lines or write stories half as good as their initial material? ¬†

I am in no way belittling this author or taking anything away from her Рshe still did a good job, I just expected better after reading her previous work.  

Let me know what you think Рdo authors improve with experience and time, or do they fizzle out?  I like to think they get better with time.

Thanks,

L.O.A.