Erin Green Author - blog
This morning whilst making my tea, officially the most important cup of the day for me - I noticed how rosy pink the sky was. Instantly, my tea was abandoned. Seriously, it was. I ran upstairs, scurried into clothes and was out of the door within five minutes. I was heading for my sunrise spot in the neighbouring village to where I live. I say 'my sunrise spot' I don't actually own it but I've claimed it as mine. Anyway, due to recent heavy rain and flooding the lane was too dangerous to enter so I had to seek another vantage point from which to capture a new day.
It might sound ridiculous that an author shots out the house, dashes up the road and stands in a country lane taking photos at sunrise but it feeds a basic need within me, that of being creative. Within seconds, my creative day had started. I'd captured a beautiful image, had indulged in the pure silence which only an early morning can offer and was back home within fifteen minutes.
It's images such as these which I draw upon whilst I'm writing scenes for my novels. My readers will tell you there are many significant moments in my books where the weather, sunsets or sunrises are included as a sensory backdrop to the action. I write about the things I love and include details which brighten my own life. This morning's sunrise will feature in a book, for sure.