in·spi·ra·tion | \ ˌin(t)-spə-ˈrā-shən , -(ˌ)spi-\
Definition of inspiration: 1a : a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation; b : the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions; c : the act of influencing or suggesting opinions; 2 : the act of drawing in specifically : the drawing of air into the lungs; 3a : the quality or state of being inspired b : something that is inspired; a scheme that was pure inspiration 4 : an inspiring agent or influence”
I was inspired to write at an early age through my love of reading, my first novel, inspired by my mother’s real-life experience. My second novel developed out of my desire to continue writing Dianna and Jake’s story, its premise found in personal experience in losing—temporarily—a child, and the terror I experienced, swiftly followed by tears and weak-kneed relief when I found him.
The story I’m working on now found its inspiration in my desire to not only continue writing the Dear One series, but to explore the heartache of being infertile and of out-living loved ones; a double-whammy for poor Margaret from which she is proving formidable in her determination to live with grace and purpose in spite of her emotional hurts, which is going to make writing her HEA so much sweeter.
Whatever inspires you, be that it is something that makes you happy, and brings well-being and a sense of accomplishment—self-confidence—to you and your life, and to those around you. Nothing worth having is easy, pain-free, or without sacrifice in the getting, but attaining it, is absolutely worth it.
You are younger today than you ever will be again. Make use of it for the sake of tomorrow.