Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Inspiration

If you've ever seen pictures of the inside of my shed you'll know that I surround myself with photos, clippings and notes as well as the driftwood, signs and objet d'art that I've found on my travels. I find each and every one of these 'bits' inspirational in some way, either because they spark of a memory or simply because they remind me of something or someone in my WiP.

This picture was taken one day last summer when my aunt and I found a place that I'd only imagined still existing and thanks to her having the nerve to ask a lady who lived there if we could come in and look round, it led to one of the highlights of my life and a day I still can't believe happened.

When my historical novel is published (see, I'm being very positive today) I'll tell you all about it, but for now I just wanted to post this picture and to remind me that whether I am lucky enough for my book to be published, or not (oops, positivity slipping) no one can take away that surreal day.

18 comments:

Anna Scott Graham said...

Days like that are so special, small or not so little miracles that linger within us. Wonderful that you have that snapshot, and a happy birthday to you this week!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Wow - what a picture, Debs! Now you'll have us impatiently waiting to hear all about it. You'll just have to hurry and get that book published!

Anita Chapman said...

Hi Debs, Seeing this picture makes me want to know more about your novel. Wishing you lots of luck with getting published!X

Melissa Marsh said...

I am definitely intrigued! Hurry up and get published so we can hear the story! :-)

Pat Posner said...

Debs, you've seen my latest inspirational picture on my blog so you know I'm a fellow 'surrounderer'.
I'm intrigued by your photo, too! Hope you've sent - or are soon sending - the ms off?

xxPat

Diane Fordham said...

Sounds like you have intrigued us all Debs.. now we have to wait! Stay positive. x

Chris Stovell said...

It will happen, Debs - I'm sure of it. I'm a great believer in serendipity... there must have been a reason you were led there that day. Like you, I'm a collector of images. I use my notebooks to store anything that catches my writerly eye!

Chad Aaron Sayban said...

I know I can't wait to read your book, so there is one sale for you. :-)

galant said...

Have you offered it to Choc-Lit? Is it historical romance? That's what they specialize in, as I'm sure you know. Best of luck!
Margaret P

Faye said...

How fortunate we are to have those serandipitous(wouldn't pass the scrabble test for a valid word, but you know what I mean!)times. So important to remember them, especially when times get rocky and doubts come slinking in. Good luck and inspiration for your writing, Debs.

Talli Roland said...

That's a wonderful photo, Debs. The best bit about memories is that we can call them up whenever we want!

Glynis said...

Inspirational shed! I love looking at it each time I visit, Debs. Catching up on your posts. As it is Easter here in Cyprus this weekend (religious calendar difference), Kallo Pascha from me!

So lovely your son surprised you on Mother's day.

Deborah (Debs) Carr said...

Thanks for your lovely comments. x

I'll soon be sending it off Pat, but haven't sent it to Choc Lit Galant. Good idea though, thanks.

Jenny Woolf said...

What an intriguing and mysterious photo. You have really got me wondering where it is now, Debs

Deborah (Debs) Carr said...

jenny - thank you. Hopefully I'll be able to reveal all one day!

Suzanne Jones said...

I really can't wait to read your book.

X

Phillipa said...

What an intriguing photo, Debs and you *will* be published. Never ever give up!

Deborah (Debs) Carr said...

Suzanne - thank you!

Phillipa - I do hope so.