Look who's arrived at the second-to-last question for The Next Big Thing:

9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?

As I'm sure you all know, there's a difference between being inspired with a story idea and being inspired to invest the months and months it takes to write the thing out. We covered the inspiration behind the idea for Divine Temptation in my answer to question #2, but the credit for the inspiration to actually write it goes to my very good friend, the pre-reader I mentioned in my answer about first drafts.

The idea for the story was born before I knew him, but through his curiosity about this story in particular (he's also currently working on a very different kind of angel story) and his persistent interest in seeing more and more of my writing, he made me want to put this one into words. And he was there every step of the way to encourage me to continue until it was finished. Ya might say he's rather like my real life angel.

Speaking of inspiration...the Holidays Without Rules Kindle giveaway sponsored by Omnific Publishing inspired me to put together an 80s Christmas Mix, includes a bonus image of all Three Daves playing with their Christmas lights....

One more day left to enter to win an eBook of Three Daves at Kate Evangelista's 24 Days of Guest Posts and Giveaways


Kittie Howard said...

You are so creative, Nicki! Your playlist and your Three Daves are gorgeous (as is your book)!

And thank you, sweet lady, for the tweet and for putting "Rings of Trust" on your sidebar. You made my day!

Tony Van Helsing said...

I can't help but admire the self discipline that you writers have in spending months writing a book. I just lose patience when I have tried.

Jennifer Lane said...

Excellent point about the difference between inspiration for a novel idea and inspiration for WRITING the whole novel. ;-)

Way to keep up on this meme (and inspire me to finish it in the process!)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

We all need someone like that to prod us on!

Janie Junebug said...

Oh, my. The Three Daves look quite handsome with their lights. Purrrrr.


Tara Tyler said...

inspiration for a story is much easier to find than inspiration to finish writing it!

and sweet giveaway!