I have been a little stumped lately with scenes in the novel I am currently writing.
The ideas are there but I must be able to visualize the surroundings or else the story will suffer … and I was having difficulty with that.
It doesn’t help that I run a small business and work has been demanding of late, so I was growing discouraged about my current project … until I had a brilliant idea.
I grabbed my notebook, got in my truck and started driving. I knew that I was looking for a rural area so I hit all those back roads I traveled as a teenager.
I stopped several times to take photos and before I knew it, I was parking in an old cemetery. I let down the tailgate of the truck, got out my notebook and pen and got comfortable. Two hours later, I had pages of notes and several good photos on my phone.
I returned home victorious. Not only did I clear the writer’s block by “gathering” inspiration, but I think the effect of an afternoon drive and lot’s of sunshine worked pure magic!
My time is still limited, work is still crazy, but the story is taking real shape!
C. Evenfall is the author of paranormal/suspense novel, “The Wraith of Carter’s Mill”