Wordless Wednesday: Unexpected Inspiration

DSCN0401A plot shows up when you least expect it.

We visited a local farm to enjoy their Christmas lights. I took this picture while we waited in line to ride the train. As soon as I saw the picture on my camera’s screen, two fictional characters I haven’t even met yet materialized in my imagination. A tingle shot through me and my stomach went all warm and fuzzy. That feeling. The one that both excites and scares me just a little.

We have a plot, people.

Welcome to an evening in the life of a writer. I promise I’m not crazy.

I spent the rest of our outing exclaiming over the beautiful lights and trying to coax my new imaginary friends out to play. They weren’t shy. I had snippets of scenes, at least two conversations, and a handful of plot twists all dreamed up by the time I got home. Sleep alluded me as the excitement and anticipation of writing a new story hummed in my mind.

I can’t wait to wrap up my current project and dive into this new, mysterious story swirling with possibilities.

I’m linking up with 5 Minutes for Mom and their weekly Wordless Wednesday meme. Post a photo and join the fun here.



  1. Bev:

    That happened at the end of NaNoWriMo – 2 characters appeared in a scene – and I have been wrapped up in them ever since.


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