Overlooking an ocean or lake?
I’ve done that and loved it.
I’ve seen plenty of those and totally love them. Sunrises work great too for me.
If you’ve been visiting the Light of Truth blog for any time at all, you’ll know I’ve spent a bunch of time up on Sedona, Az.
I have done a couple writer retreats up there and pounded out some serious words on a few of my novels.
The beautiful red rocks.
The thrill of a great hike or trail run.
It’s among my top choices of where to go to write.
Some of us have favorite chairs we like to sit in. Heck I have a favorite sweatshirt I love to wear when I’m writing.
But where do you like to go to think? You know, to just think things through, whether you’re a writer or not.
Yep, the green, black and white Jamis and I have spent many hours on the road together.
I’ll pound out anywhere from 30-70 miles on that thing just thinking. It can be about anything, but mostly, it’s about what kind of funky situations I can throw at my characters. Plots. Conflicts. Tension.
There’s just something about being outside seeing the sites, busting my lungs, and getting fresh air to fuel the ideas.
This past Friday, I got another story idea. I didn’t necessarily want one quite yet since I’d just finished a novel a couple weeks ago. I was actually looking forward to some rest. But I can’t always control when the ideas come, that’s for sure.
Since it was just a little “trickle” of an idea, I figured I’d spend some time thinking on it to see if it went anywhere.
So, this past Saturday, I spent a couple hours in the saddle. Thirty miles later. . . the little trickle turned into a full blown idea.
Even thought of the names while on the ride. Trinity and Jayden.
Then, later that day, when I sat down at the computer, the flood gates opened.
So. . . we’ll see where the story goes.
I’d love to hear about your favorite place (or places) to sit and ponder!