I thought to give you a break from ranting about my blog setup, and tell you about what inspires me. There are many things that inspire me on a day-to-day basis, but they don’t always motivate me to write. Tonight, however, I feel very excited about a cocktail event I am attending that’s being hosted by a friend’s law firm. How is this inspiring, you may ask? Well…it’s being held at a bookstore called Ben McNally Books. I’ve never been there, but I’m quite looking forward to it. I love bookstores—always have.
The event is being billed as “Ben will share 20 Books in 20 Minutes,” and will showcase some of the season’s most interesting new titles. Wow, this gets my juices going! It reminds me of when I was a kid in grade school. I recall sitting in a group with all the other kids on the classroom floor, listening as the teacher read from the Scholastic pick of the week. I loved it!
Even the tiniest of independent bookstores (and there are fewer and fewer of them around, unfortunately) may carry books written by authors who have been dead for centuries. I don’t know about you, but I find that pretty amazing—the legacy an author leaves behind with just words on a few hundred pages.
I like the feeling of creative energy surrounding me. This may sound a bit “out there” to some, but I feel the spirits of writers of the past in bookstores. I can only hope to soak up a tiny bit of that creative energy for my own writing.