After awhile, the “research” became a distraction from the WIP—not a bad one, mind you—and I didn’t get anything done.
Then I ran across this photo: a guy sans clothes sitting in a chair by the window, gazing outside. He looks rather pensive. I wondered “Why does he look that way? Has his lover just left? Did his lover never show for their rendezvous? Did they break up?”
And just like that, I was on to a story idea that had nothing to do with the WIP, but a nugget for a tale of some sort. I jotted down the brainstorm, put it in my “story ideas” notebook, and exited the photo site.
What do YOU do for inspiration?
Once upon a misspent youth, Whitley read and wrote stories under the covers at night. At some point, real life intervened, bringing with it responsibilities and a career in the medical field. After years of technical writing, Whitley became enamored of romance and took on the challenge of giving it a try. Inventing characters and putting them through paces in interesting ways turned out to be addictive, and along the way, Whitley discovered that two heroes is twice as nice. A pot of coffee, quiet, and a storyline featuring a couple of guys makes for a perfect day. Stop by http://www.whitleygray.com/ and feed your need for heat between the sheets with erotica and M/M romance.
~Cops and doctors in hot water.