Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Field Trip to Find a Writing Muse

I am currently about 5k into my latest WIP, and I decided to go out this past Sunday to do some field research. Translation: I was bored stiff and didn't want to sit in the house. So, I took Small Child to Lake Louisa State Park. Although, if you ask him, we went to see "forest" and "lake," because it is not officially a park unless it has a playground.

He was fascinated.

So was I. See this tree? See those branches? They go back to the ground and burrow underneath, kindof like it's clawing it's way across the path. I just know it has to make an appearance in my WIP.

Bonus points if you can tell me what kind of tree it is, because I'd really like to know.

And look at this. Can you picture a rambling mansion somewhere in there? Cause I can.

Can you spot the alligator?

So, that was my weekend. Much fun was had, and I'd love to go back and explore some more. Did you guys do anything fun this past weekend? Where do you go when you're bored and need a muse?


Heather Kelly said...

I love this idea, of a fieldtrip to find the muse. And it looks like she was hiding within the clawing tree's branches! Sweet post!

T. James said...

It seemed to work! Your mansion had a decidedly arboreal feel, and the alligator probably had a log-like timbre when struck...

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Fantastic pictures!

This place would certainly inspire me, and I hope it inspired you! I'm looking forward to reading your wip when it's ready to share.

You know I was on the ski slopes this weekend. They made me want to return to that "high school ski club in the haunted mountain hotel" story I abandoned. Maybe some day ...

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