Since it's the beginning of summer and the novel I'm editing takes place at the end of winter, I needed this picture to inspire me! As I'm editing the sequel to Spruce Knoll I'm noticing the depth of the difference in the themes from one novel to the other. Because of the difference in theme I'm realizing that what inspires me for the second novel is quite different from what inspired me during the first novel. The first novel was all about secrets and truths while the second is about choices (and that's the only hint you'll get about book 2!). My main character has to do even more growing up in this one and the decisions she makes will affect a lot more than just her. My muse is requiring darker substance for this one.
I finally finished reading Frankenstein: Prodigal Son by Dean Koontz. It was good but a bit dark even for what my muse needs. If you like Dean Koontz or the Frankenstein legend then be sure to check it out. I'll be reading the next in the series soon but I had to take a break to read Elana Johnson's Possession. I've been waiting for her book for so long and I get to start it tonight! Speaking of good reads, my novel is now on the Goodreads website! *happy dance* It made me both happy and terrified to see it on there. And I'm deeply touched (moved to tears really) by all the people that have added it to their 'to-read' list on there.
The music that has been feeding my muse is Avril Lavigne, Alison Iraheta, and a bit of Nickleback. What inspired you last week? Have you written a sequel and been surprised by the differences in your characters?