Monday, June 6, 2011

What is your inspiration?

So lately I've been doing a lot of revising on my other projects besides Athena's Medallion. For some reason, I just couldn't look at that manuscript. I guess you could say I lost the drive and love that I had for it.
Of Course I've been working on it for about two years now, so getting tired of it was inevitable, but I didn't think I would hate the sight of it. So I threw all the pages into a pile in a corner of my work room and refused to look at it.
When I began Athena's Medallion, all of my characters were shadows in my subconscious. I could see them, but not clearly, like they were shades of themselves. There are two characters in my novel that I could see clearly. Aiden and Hemera. Hemera was easy for me because I could relate to her and everything she went through.

But then there's Aiden. He is the most difficult character that I've ever deal with. Perhaps because he's a part of me. You might hear some authors explain to their readers that their characters speak to them. It's true. Aiden tells me what to write for his part, majority of the time I get it wrong, which causes us to fight, but I try to get it as best as I can.

Over the past couple of weeks, Aiden and I have been fighting (nonstop, do I sound crazy yet?). We don't agree on things that I think should be changed (yep, definitely crazy). So I blocked him out and officially ended up with writer's block.

I was at a loss until perhaps two days ago when I browsed the net looking for pictures. Then suddenly, it popped out of nowhere. A picture. THE PICTURE. I finally found a person in this entire world that reminds me of Aiden. He practically looks just like him. In that one moment, I was inspired to continue writing Aiden's story.

My inspiration came from a picture. One picture gave me the boost to continue with a goal that I've had since the golden ages. Aiden and I are back on speaking terms and now I'm doing more writing than I have in a while.

Is there anything that has inspired you to continue something you love??? Please give me your thoughts and opinions.


  1. Your book sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing how your write each character and your "blocks". I always like getting insight from other writers.

  2. Thanks so much! It's funny to me how my writer's block comes from only one character. He (Aiden) is my only source of writing this novel. I guess he's my third eye. :)