Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
--Baron Manfred Von Richtofen

Monday, June 13, 2011

Writing at the Pond

So many fuzzy ducklings on the pond this morning. So adorable. The cool breeze sent ripples across the surface of the water. I walked for almost an hour and wrote two pages sitting on a bench overlooking the pond, all while my MP3 player served up the shuffle of unending awesome. I had offered to bring the kids along, but they refused. Even the three year old. Too bad for them. I think the pond may be my favorite place in the world.

Where do you go for inspiration?

13 comments:

Larry and Cindy said...

There's nothing inspirational than nature, God's creations are the most wonderful, beautiful, and peaceful places on earth. POP

Jen said...

The Shower! Haha, it's true...I am brilliant in the shower (until I get out, and forget what I was thinking)...But, I do love the pond, the park, the parking lot at Walmart...anyway outside, with a cool breeze on warm skin, a bit of shade, and the smells of life :)

Betsy Love said...

I love to talk walks around my neighborhood. I have "chats" with my characters. People think I'm on my bluetooth. Remember the days when people talking to themselves were thought to be crazy? Now I'm just pictured as on the phone.

Theresa Milstein said...

Sounds like the kind of day that makes you thankful you're a writer. Normally, I read outside and write indoors. I guess I figure I'll be too distracted or have glare on the screen. Maybe I'll try it soon.

Angie said...

True, Pop. So true. I love nature! And being outdoors, Jen. The shower is definitely a great place for inspiration. We must invent a way to write in the shower!

AstonWest said...

Sadly, I don't have too many places I can go for inspiration, so I just have to make my own wherever I am. That might explain a lot...

;-)

Larry and Cindy said...

I Love nature, the clouds, the sunset/sunrise, the moon and stars.I could go on and on. Thanks for the picture of the ducklings!!! Love To All, MOM

Brenda Sills said...

Hey, great minds think alike! I posted about the pond down the road from me last Friday - I LOVE to write there! So peaceful, no distractions - heavenly. I write with pen and paper and then I type it into my laptop later, so I can write wherever and whenever I want! That's awesome you love to write at a pond too!

Angie said...

Todd, I like that thought. Make your own inspiration. That's wonderful. Thank you, Mom. I love the stars too. (I must confess. I didn't take the picture. I found it on the internet, but it is my pond and the same ducks!)

Maeve Frazier said...

There is inspiration all around us. We just have to open our eyes to see it. Looks like you have some wonderful places for creativity.

Shallee said...

Provo Canyon! I love it up there. And strangely enough, I tend to get inspiration while doing the dishes. You'd think this would motivate me to clean more often...

Kimberly Krey said...

Mmmm, sounds nice! I like to muse on my book while I'll run. All sorts of character details reveal themselves during this time. Scenes will be running through my mind and I'll be just itching to get back and write them all down (or should I say type them all up?). Writing can be such a wonderful thing - nice to hear how much others enjoy it.

Angie said...

Running sounds nice, Kimberly. I do like to hear how others enjoy writing too. Thanks!