Some Visuals (and Auditories)


A muse is a muse…

While the concept of “December’s Child” came from watching the news, I’m a frequent user of visual and auditory stimuli when it comes to writing. It might be interesting to note that in the first drafts of the novel, every chapter had a chapter heading– a song title and artist name, from which I had drawn inspiration. Those titles got cut from the final drafts, but that doesn’t mean they were any less important.

Likewise, as an admittedly Pinterest-obsessed crazy person, I have a whole board filled with character likenesses as well (and settings…and quotes…) In fact, as a writer and artist, I tend to draw from all senses to submerge myself and my readers into the story. Without those influences my work would fall flat, and that’s not something I want. I want full, vivid, exciting.

So without further ado, here’s a little sneak peek of my playlist for the first few chapters:





Want to see what I envisioned my characters and places to look like? Head to my Pinterest
and delve into that. (It even has some great inspirational quotes, for all my writerly friends out there.)

And if that wasn’t just the bees knees, I’ll be adding some fantastic commissioned art in a nice little slideshow in the very near future, with links to the artists (who, along with being incredibly talented, also have very charitable hearts and work for causes near and dear to them.)

You’ve had a chance to peer into my writing process just a bit here. What do you think?