Wow, this is a truly hard question; to start with what gives me the inspiration. I have to say it’s the characters themselves that inspire me. It depends on who they are what’s happening in their life, one heroine may have had tender feelings for the hero for a long time and impending doom could set it in motion or maybe she will never see him again. It all depends on what’s happening to the hero and heroine. Since it is the characters that determine why and how the scene takes place it is also up to them what will become of it.
I have found inspiration in music, depending on what I am writing at the time, if it’s Celtic and this is the music I listened to when writing Fay’s Wish, well I have a collection of Celtic music. With La Roe’s it was Creed. It truly depends on the story itself. As far as what I am trying to capture, it has and always will be the beauty of the act of making love and the emotions surrounding it. The caresses, the sweet words, the tender care before and after, it is Love itself I try to portray.
I can say my husband and the love I feel for him, has inspired me a lot. I would not be where I am today without him.
I have said many times before that when I connect with my character I feel as though I am telling their story and as such, it is what they need that inspires me the most.
As some of you may know I write in 1st P.O.V. mainly and my focus is always on the heroine’s point of view, what makes her tick, essentially what truly inspires her. I have noticed when it comes to writing romances that many of today’s heroines have as much gusto as the modern-day woman making her mark in the world.