When Inspiration Calls… You Answer!

I’ve started writing a new book – eek!

Normally this would be exciting (and, okay, it is), but I don’t have time for a new project right now! I have so many other writing things going on that it’s not even funny! And I’m about to start working with my publisher-appointed editor to make my contracted manuscript squeaky-clean and ready for release. I need more hours in the day!


Imagine the whiniest voice in the world and add it to big, puppy-dog eyes when I say, “I had to start it! It was calling me!”

Has anyone else ever experienced that? The ‘call’? It happens to me frequently. And when it does, I have no choice but to answer.

Whether it’s a character begging to be written or a world demanding to be created, my mind will continue to metaphorically poke me until I actively begin transferring my ideas onto paper. And it’s not like a gentle, whispered coaxing, either; it’s more an insistant, foghorn bellow. Completely unignorable (and yes, I know that’s not technically a real word).

But it’s also very exciting. New stories always are. You get to meet all new people (*cough* ‘fictional characters’ *cough*) and discover amazing, fantastical places. And if you’re anything like me, you completely lose yourself in ways non-writers and non-readers will probably never understand. It’s beautiful. It’s scary. It just is.

I’m keeping this post short since, you guessed it, I’m heading back into my writing cave. This new idea which I’m (very) loosely calling ‘Fondue & Fireflies’ (yeah, I know it’s weird, but it’s the only thing that has stuck with me and I can’t get it out of my head) is a New Adult Contemporary – a genre that I’ve never written before, and frankly, one I never thought I would write. But, like the title of this post says… When inspiration calls, you answer!



97 thoughts on “When Inspiration Calls… You Answer!

  1. This happens to me constantly. That new idea knocking, saying write me, write me. I think the best way is to do a quick draft and get back to the book that you’ve rewritten a hundred times and know off by heart and can’t stand to read it again :)

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