Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Road Trip Wednesday: Inspiring Pictures

Every Wednesday morning I sit down with my cup of coffee and check out one of my most favorite blogs YA Highway for one of my favorite features, Road Trip Wednesday:

"Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic."

Every week, I think "Wow, what a great question. I should totally answer that on my blog."  And then every week I spend a whole lot of time checking out everyone else's answers and end up forgetting to write my own.

But this week's topic is perfect. I'm deep in revisions on my second novel, which means I've been going back to all of the things that inspired me, many of which are pictures.  So this will be YA Highway's 86th Road Trip Wednesday and my 1st!

This Week's Topic:

Share some images that inspire your WIP(s). We've done this topic before, but it's been quite a while, and pictures are always fun.

This is a '67 Chevy Impala, which is what Honor, the main character drives. She does not, however, take the trip with Sam and Dean from Supernatural. They're just nice to look at.

Honor's favorite boots.   

The Blue Hole, Santa Rosa New Mexico, known to scuba divers for its crystal clear water.

Desert monsoon

The gorgeous red rocks of Sedona, Arizona.

This is me trying to capture in words on hotel a notepad just how beautiful it is there.  Gotta love research!

Dance floor at the Museum Club in Flagstaff. Best country bar ever. Also a fun place to conduct research.

Perseids meteor shower.

Sunset Toro Nagashi ceremony.

So there it is. A little peek into the next book.  Can't wait to give you the rest!



  1. Love these! I would possibly sell my soul for those boots.

  2. I visited Sedona a few years ago. Its' absolutely stunning, all that red rock is breathtaking.

    And Supernatural rocks.

  3. Gorgeous pictures! And I now cannot wait to read this novel. :) I absolutely love AZ and have had the pleasure of living there twice (thank you, Army husband!). Flagstaff is the greatest, a place where I'd like to settle down in the distant future. Love those red boots!

  4. Such amazing pictures. Can't wait to read the story!

  5. Love these!! All straight from the pages of IH :)