Last week I posted about That Question. It’s one of the questions authors seem to get a lot. It goes something like this:
“Where do you find your inspiration?”
As many of you probably know, I’m working on a new adventure book to publish this August/September time frame. It originally started as a shorter adventure here on the blog.
The inspiration for it?
I saw a box of sand. It looked like an ant farm where the box was clear glass on either side and you could see through it to all the color variations inside. When flipped over, the sand would fall like wisps of rain, sandy clouds at the top and sandy dunes at the bottom, until all of the grains had fallen to settle.
It made me think of a world where sand falls like rain. That’s how the adventure started.
In the many permutations of the story since, this aspect of it has gotten edited out. I may in the future revisit this idea, but for now, it’s been put back into the “possibilities” list.
This often happens with inspiration. What originally sparked a story may not survive to the finished piece. I’m coming to learn, that’s okay.