#DeDoWriMo: Day 2: Reading Inspiration!

November 28, 2015 21648 PM PST

I got the idea for the novel I’m working on in October, when I started to re-read some of the Middle Grade Ghost stories that used to scare me.  It had been years since I’d read some of them, but soon I was plowing through a bunch of books by authors I had liked, such as Mary Downing Hahn and Betty Ren Wright.  Those books inspired me to try my hand at a Middle Grade Ghost Story — after years of writing YA and adult Fantasy I’ve decided to return to the kind of books that I still love to indulge in.

What kind of books or writing have inspired your writing projects this month?  How are you doing on meeting those writing goals?

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7 thoughts on “#DeDoWriMo: Day 2: Reading Inspiration!”

  1. For this one I was actually inspired by Robin Hood. There’s a billion versions of Robin Hood, of course, but I still strongly associate him with swashbuckling daring do and light-hearted justice. Shortly before Nano started I dreamed about a Hood-like character who was flagrantly gay and it’s what cinched my decision to Nano this year. I just really wanted to write a story about him. I got 52k words in and won, but the story isn’t done. Right now I have 3,750 words of the rewritten chapter 1 and 2,300 words added to the first draft. Also, while I had set out to write a light-hearted story, November was too dark a month and I ended up with a fairly somber mood and every character a shade of gray. ^^;

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