This photo is from the hubs Galveston set on Flickr.
I’m a writer, but I don’t know if I have words to describe what it is like to grow up in a small town, then set out on a journey with a man who has to take the scenic route, has to go off road when he can because he has a deep thirst to see this beautiful world we live in. His view of this world has inspired me so many times, has fueled my creativity and expanded my view.
And he’s been my personal paparazzo as I’ve tried to build my business as an author. He’s smiled at me from the back of the room at book signings and sat in the (thin) audience at events, cheering me on. Always encouraging me to keep trying, to keep writing. I even caught him bragging about me at a business party. It was so cute.
My success is also partially his success, just like his success in his career is partially mine. We’re a team, a getting-a-bit tottery team, but still a team. If you haven’t been to my landing page, you should check it out. It is his photographs that inspired the theme of this blog. 🙂
Part of my “scenic route” is fictional, though the hubs has taken me on research trips to the real places in my books when it was possible. One of those trips was to Long’s Peak in Colorado. My Lonesome Lawmen series is set in and around Long’s Peak, Colorado and Estes Park. I had a lot of fun checking out the area back when I was writing it. I’m thrilled to have the books in this series, and the bonus short story, Lonesome Mama, releasing in audio this month. If you’re a member of audible, or shop for audio books on Amazon or iTunes, look me up for action, adventure and romance. 🙂
Do places inspire you? Soothe your spirit? Stir your creative juices? Do you ever take the scenic route? Tell me about it because all comments are entered in my monthly drawing for a $10 AnaBanana gift card. Winner is announced the first blog post of the new month (and this one will be the new year!).
Perilously and creatively yours,
By Pauline Baird Jones