Last week, a couple of you mentioned beaches, mountains, or other places in nature as your ideal writing spots. I, too, am inspired by nature, but I like to head indoors to write after I take in my share of the fresh air. I realize that's a little lame, but I yam what I yam. This is why I retired from camping about six years ago. My poor hubby...camping is one of his favorite activities. My son still loves going with him, but my daughter has followed in my footsteps. If the boys go camping, we have a girls weekend at home and go to dinner and a movie. That's what we did two weekends ago even though the boys were camping close to the Quileute Reservation near Forks, and my daughter and I are both TWILIGHT fans. You'll be happy to know my husband and son made it back without any vampire or werewolf encounters, though they did see signs for tours.
When I was out running this morning, I took some pictures, hoping they'd help inspire us and get the writing juices flowing. Washington is just so darn pretty, even I can take beautiful (albeit slightly blurry) pictures! I realize showing nature photos on a computer is kind of like offering scratch-n-sniff coffee and pastry stickers to visitors who've come for tea, but bear with me. We're writers. We have good imaginations. Put in a sounds of nature CD or imagine the cries of sea gulls as you view my pics.
For the TWILIGHT fans, here's a picture my husband took of Second Beach, west of Forks.
Didn't Bella go to First Beach? First Beach is through that little whole in the headland on the right.
So are you feeling inspired now? ;) What are your writing goals for today?