I'm baaaack! Last week was crazy, and since something had to give, it was my weekly blog post. I think that was my first time missing a post since starting this blog, and so I apologize to anyone who actually looks forward to them *stifles laughter as crickets chirp*.
Anyhoo, moving on. Last week, the sweet and talented Cherie gave me an award. Ain't it purdy?
As usual, there's the "seven things about me" rule, but since I've done that (a couple of times), I'm going to switch it around and tell you seven things that inspired my latest project.
4) Grunge music. This was the stuff that was "in" when I was a teenager, and I found listening to it helped take me back to those days and all the emotions--loneliness, angst, sadness, anger--I felt being a teenager who was just trying to get through each day.
7) All those Law and Order/CSI-ish type TV shows. I really wanted an element of mystery and suspense in my novel. I love how a lot of these shows will lead you in one direction and then totally switch gears and leave you with your jaw dropped at the end. That's what I wanted to do. Time will tell if I was successful at it ;o)
This was kind of fun! It's interesting when you sit and think about how every-day experiences--the shows we watch, the books we read, the music we listen to--affect our writing.
So now I'm supposed to hand the award off to five other people, but for the sake of not wanting anyone to feel left out, I'm going to skip this step. Yeah, that's right. That's how I roll ;-) Hope everyone has a great week!