Monday's Muse ~ Ciruelo Cabral
This novel is going to be unlike anything I've ever written and because of that, I have to seek some pretty extraordinary inspiration. This is another of Cabral's impressive paintings. I love his take on dragons. http://www.dac-editions.com/ If I were an artist I imagine I would draw them very much like this. To say this is unlike anything I've ever written is not to say I haven't written fantasy, that I definitely have. But not like this. Oh no, not like this. It sends a thrill through me to think of how unique this is. Do I run the risk of being too unique? I like to think not.
As for reading inspiration, well I'm staying away from dragon novels. I want to ensure that my style isn't compromised or altered by what I read. I wouldn't want to bring my writing down or take it in the wrong direction because my mind was trying to process both stories of a similar nature. Right now I'm reading Phantom Island: Wind by Krissi Dallas. If you haven't had the pleasure of reading this yet, I highly recommend it. Mind you, I'm not finished with it yet, but when I am I'll be sure to do a post about it! http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Phantom-Island/Krissi-Dallas/e/9781438961804/
My taste in music has shifted for this novel. I'm listening to a lot of soundtracks like Braveheart, Legend, and Rob Roy. Also a bit of Loreena McKennitt and Manowar. Hey, I'm nothing if not diverse.