I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my WIP, Constellations of You, lately as I build my desk and plan out some of the later scenes (yes, plan! and I used to be no planner at all… I think I’ve turned into a plan-tser if that’s a thing?).
One thing that’s been inspiring me is this haunting song by Lord Huron. It definitely has the kind of vibes that drives me forwards with this novel. It asks a question and my mind yearns to find the answer.
Recently, devoid of AC in my beat-up car, I’ve been driving to work with my windows down, with one arm resting outside feeling the breeze in the already sizzling morning, listening to this song. I can’t decide whether this song is a part of me or a part of my novel or both all at once.
Either way, a couple of rounds of this and I’m so ready to write and put to paper all the thoughts in my head that twirl like the cosmos does.
Often I find it’s the simple things that inspire me to pick up a pen and write. And, the more I’m open to it the more it happens. It’s like inspiration is a gate, and you only need nudge it open for an ocean of ideas to gush forward.