The Thursday's Children blog hop is a chance for authors to write about what inspires them. Thanks again to Rhiann Wynn-Nolet and Kristina Perez for hosting.
I've been averaging about six hours of sleep all week. Some of you might be used to that schedule. I'm not. But that's ok, because I don't feel tired at all. In fact, I've been in a pretty close state to permanent caffeination, just without the coffee.
You might know the feeling. Some blame it on their muse. Some call it a writer's high. To me, it's similar to the feeling I had when I was first falling in love with my husband-to-be and I was so enraptured I didn't need to sleep and actually forgot to eat. (If you know me, you know that latter point's a big deal.)
I've had so many ideas swimming around in my head since I finished JuNoWriMo last month (hence the six hours of sleep every night). But it's all so exciting! Just a few days ago, I settled on the name for my next novel. I've gotten in touch with an amazing artist I'm hoping will make my book trailer and am looking into starting a Kickstart campaign. I've spent hours on Shutterstock browsing for the perfect cover photo (haven't found it yet). It's been a long time since I've been this excited about a project.
If I had one wish, it would be that I would never grow jaded as an author. It'd be that I could approach every single novel with this same degree of anticipation and joy. I feel like one of the most blessed woman on the planet right now.
And that's a truly inspirational feeling.
Random Fact: The one all-nighter I pulled in college wasn't for schoolwork, it was for the school paper. Another editor backed out about seven hours before the paper was due at the printers, so I jumped in and got it rolled out.