Basically, Linda Kay, who is a writer, is offering, in her blog, a chance for her readers to write something short linked to a photograph or any image that has tweaked their imagination. The instructions are in the above link. You will write your piece on your own site and link it to hers.
To me this seems like a nice idea to encourage a writer, who feels blocked. How many times have we looked at an object and thought there is a story behind it. Linda did a good job on making this set up work for readers and writers. Because, right now, I have too much on my own plate, I won't be adding to it, but will go there on Wednesdays.
I just finished the last edit for Rose's Gift (although my editor might see it otherwise). It will be out probably the first of February. That requires writing blurbs and getting the word out-- although I don't plan on doing any big events. I also have to do the final edit for the first of the Oregon historical series. I will get over to Linda's though on Wednesdays to see what others write. Anything that brings together writers is a plus in my mind.
Over the last week, I've had some dreams that work with Aztec Moon. One gave me more of my hero's back story. I've known the basics of it, but I actually saw some of the scenes that will show up in the book. It was funny how that worked into a dream that had nothing to do with the book and tied to my daily life-- kind of. I tend to dream these stories with my kids being much younger mixed together with people i know today.
Although I had meant to wait on writing this new one, it does seem to be calling me. After I do the edit of the Oregon historical, I could lay down a few thousand words just to get it off the ground. I don't like to do that though unless I have a block of time available to write the entire rough draft. So I am not sure. The muse may not be as patient about this. I never like to say no to the muse ;). He might not be around when I am ready for the writing. Muses can be temperamental-- maybe off to help another writer...
Most writers probably have that small still voice that they can call whatever they want. What does it look like? Well, I think mine might look like this-- although I can't say I have seen him, just felt him ;)
image from CanStock
Anyway if you are interested in writing and want to get yourself inspired, check out Linda's blog, at the link on top. It seems like a good way to get your toe in the water and maybe meet other interesting writers. Sometimes a short project, that you can share with others, is a way to build up inspiration-- or get your muse more interested in helping you with something bigger. Small projects sometimes are only the first step to big ones.