Today I am pleased to welcome Gale Laure, author of Evolution of a Sad Woman to Psychotic State. Welcome, Gale!
What Inspired Me to Write the Mystery Romance Evolution of a Sad Woman
By Gale Laure
After deciding I wanted to be an author, I needed a story. Since I have always liked mystery and romance, it seemed fitting. One day I awoke from a very deep sleep. I went into the bedroom I had converted into my office. I made it an office so I would feel like an author. I booted up my computer.
The story just popped into my head. Suddenly, I looked around me. There they were. Kizzy, Jimmy, William, Tom, Father C.D., Tony and even Dom were in the room with me. I started typing. It was so much fun. They did what I wanted them to do. They went where I wanted them to go. Somehow I knew where they needed to go and what they needed to feel. My story began to take shape. Evolution of a Sad Woman, my mystery, suspense, thriller, and romance novel was here.
It was a strange feeling. I could feel and think everything my characters did. I seemed to have so much to say. I wrote and wrote. I could not stop.
I enjoyed the feeling. It was not until later that I realized that the story had just popped into my head. It was a story that had to be told. It would not let go of me until I finished it.
Many people have asked me where I got the idea for my mystery, romance story. I believe it was from someone much more powerful that I am. I believe I was meant to write the stories that come into my head. A divine presence wants me to write.
I have learned to go with the flow. As the stories flow from my head, they make me feel happiness - a serene feeling.
Life is funny. We are taken to places in our lives. Sometimes we participate. Sometimes we do not. This is all our choice.
I am an author of a mystery, suspense, thriller, romance, international selling novel entitled, Evolution of a Sad Woman.
I am participating in my life!
Gale Laure, a native Texan, is the international selling author of Evolution of a Sad Woman, a mystery, suspense, thriller and romance novel. She resides in a small suburban town in the Houston area with her husband and family. Laure’s hobbies include genealogical research, movies, creating stories for the children around her, involvement in her church and people watching. She is busy at work editing her second novel, The Bunkhouse, and writing the sequel to Evolution of a Sad Woman. It is entitled Alana - Evolution of a Woman. As mysterious as her book, Laure writes under a pseudonym. Adamant about maintaining her privacy and the privacy of her family, she keeps her identity a mystery!
For more information about Gale Laure or her novel, Evolution of a Sad Woman, visit http://www.galelaure.com/ or her blog http://www.evolutionofasadwoman.com/ .
So, faithful readers . . . Gale's post got me thinking. What inspires you to write? Do you sit down and brainstorm for a good idea or character? Or does it just come to you while you're eating, dusting or doing laundry? And if you don't write, what inspires you to pick up a certain book and read it?
For me, I am inspired to write by simply breathing. I have so many characters chattering around in my head (no comments necessary, believe me) that are anxious to get out. I have been playing stories in my mind as long as I can remember. One of my favorite parts of school growing up was when we could participate in creative writing - - I never ran out of ideas!
As far as reading goes, I am inspired to read certain books by either the author (someone I have read before and enjoy), the subject matter (anything Jane Austen inspired and I'm there) or just the overall attraction to the cover. Yep, I'm that simple and that shallow.
How about you? Let's discuss!