If I wasn't writing, well that's not even a question I can comprehend. I think about other professions I wouldn't mind doing, but my brain would still be full of stories.
And that's the lead in to this ramble. I get asked all the time where I get ideas for my stories.
Last night I said to a friend that my Muse is on crack when talking about where I got the idea for Incarnate.
Maybe it was sleep deprivation mixed with my fascination of the north which brought about it.
Honestly, anything can trigger an idea.
Music, a picture, something someone says.
My most recent idea, which is still percolating in my brain, was from watching a lot of Dr. Quinn and visiting Montana this past summer.
My imagination has always been full.
I was quite happy spending my Saturday and Sunday in my room playing with my dolls. Inventing up crazy story lines for them. There was always a villain. Always.
So I can't say for sure what specifically will inspire me. A lot of things do. I do know one thing for certain, I wouldn't trade away my very full and weirdly wired brain for anything.