Author K.L. Brady has stopped by today for the Soul Of The Band Blog Tour with a guest post!
Ten Things that Inspire Me
- God. My spirituality is what gives me the air to breathe and the strength to endure life’s challenges. All things are possible through Him.
- Peace and stillness. My mind gets so clear when things are truly quiet. But not just my environment, my mind. It’s hard to quiet the mind when you have so many ideas and the voices of so many characters running through it.
- Watching biographies. I love to watch stories about how people started from nothing and found success through hard work. Shows like Unsung, Behind the Music, and movies like Ray and Never Say Never are truly inspiring to me. Success doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of time and hard work.
- Water. I’m an Aquarian so the water is almost an extension of who I am. I love sitting near lakes or beaches. The sound of the ebb and flow really gets my creative juices flowing.
- My son. His energy gives me energy. He is truly the light of my life and a constant reminder of why I work so incredibly hard to ensure he has the best life I can give him.
- Light. I purchased a home with a million large windows because the sun truly energizes me. In the winter, I experience major doldrums and it’s hard to find motivation. I love three seasons of the year because of the sun.
- Love. When I’m in love, ideas flow from places I never knew existed. There’s something about that happy energy that releases creativity in me.
- My family. Seeing how much we’ve come through over the years and endured, everything from cancer to job losses. We’re survivors and knowing that no matter what happens, all things will work out for the greater good is very inspiring.
- My mistakes. Seems strange to say that your mistakes inspire you but mine do. I’m not the sum of my mistakes. I’m the sum of the mistakes I’ve overcome and conquered. They inspire be a better person, and drive me to become a better writer.
- Last but not least, my fans. No, I don’t have a millions of them as do many authors but the ones I do have really give me the energy and drive to continue on with my writing. So many days I’ve felt down, wondering if I’m successful enough or good enough, and then I’ll get a note from a fan saying they loved my book, couldn’t put it down. Those words of encouragement erase all doubt and remind me of why and for whom I write. At the end of the day…it’s for them