Thursday, October 24, 2013

What was the "spark" for your latest story?

Just wondering if there was a moment, a particular “thing” that triggered the creation of your latest story. For Novum, I was driving in my car listening to "Going Under" by Evanescence, and during the chorus:

"I'm going under,
drowning in you,
I'm falling forever,
I've got to break through,
I'm going under"

I saw a woman's face falling away from me into the depths of the ocean (falling forever). That image triggered a story arc that now spans four books, and for anyone who read the first book, that exact scene haunts my main character’s thoughts and dreams, all the way to the final scene.

So, what was the "spark" for your latest story?