I totally love Victoria Elizabeth Barnes. She is all kinds of awesomesauce, and if you don’t follow her blog yet, you should. (Victoria’s blog is the main reason I now have a ginormous three-way mirror that weighs approximately 900 pounds in my office. But that’s a post for another day.) Not only is she awesome, she’s also provided me with my new favorite quote on inspiration!
But that doesn’t matter, because it’s inspiration.
That means you can look at photos of anything you want. – Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
That’s what she said to her husband when he found her looking at pictures of a restored Georgian pub while searching for kitchen remodel inspiration. I wish I’d had this quote handy sooner, because I could totally have said it to my own husband when he questioned why I was looking at photos of things that, at first glance, have nothing to do with Romances that Rock™. Like this:
Thing is, the majority of my next book is set in New Orleans (with stints in Biloxi and London), and when I ran across this picture it made me “feel” NOLA. And it’s kind of romantic, too, don’t you think?
I’ve written about how certain song inspire my writing, but photos are almost as important. And some of the photos that inspire me might not make a lot of sense, but like Victoria said, “…it’s inspiration. And that means you can look at photos of anything you want.”
Here are a few more photos that have helped inspire my next novel, Royal Orleans, hopefully coming your way very soon. 🙂