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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

RTW: The Winds Beneath Our Wings

Inspiring Song of the Day: "Motivation" by Kelly Rowland ft. Lil' Wayne

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.



This Week's Topic:
Who in your life has most inspired your writing?


We have a few answers to this AWESOME question:

1.) Of course, our parents encourage us to follow our dreams, but if we're talking about who has inspired us our WHOLE lives to keep writing and being creative, that would be EACH OTHER!! We push each other to reach goals, encourage each other to finish projects that we know the other would regret abandoning, and we're in the process of finishing a goal we set together--getting our MFA degrees this summer- WOO HOO!

2.) But there a few others who inspire us now on a daily basis besides one another. We have to give that credit to a few bloggy/MFA pals we've met along the way...

a.) Bloggy Pals: Alicia, Erinn, Abby, Holly, Mo, Jamie, Glenna, Caroline, and anyone else we left out b/c we're total space heads sometimes!
b.) MFA Pals: Of course our sis, Racquel, and our adopted lil' bro Matt :)


3.) Annnd, awesome writers like Courtney Summers, Ellen Hopkins, Laurie Halse Anderson, John Green, Blake Nelson, and every other awesome YA (and really ANY) writer for showing us how it's done!

What about you? Who inspires you to keep going and push for those writing goals?

10 comments:

Alicia Gregoire said...

Aw... so nice. Thanks ladies! You inspire during the day to day too. Not that picture though. That's terrifying.

Tracey Neithercott said...

This was such a sweet post. You guys are luck to have each other!

Sarah Enni said...

I love this answer!! In inspiring each other you totally pump all your followers up, too. :) KEEP IT UP!

Erinn said...

AWE.... THANK YOU!!! That's SUPER SWEET. HUGS!!! SUPER HUGS TEN THOUSAND!

Alison Miller said...

Love your list - I included writer pals and authors on mine too.

Jamie Manning said...

Mucho mucho thanks to you two for including little ole' me in this awesome post...and in the words of Demi Moore in the final scene of one of my fave movies, Ghost...


Ditto.

Marquita Hockaday said...

No problem, bloggy pals :) We love to shout you all out whenever we have the chance.

@Jamie- AAAH! Pam loves Ghost, too :) You two are soulmates!

Abby Stevens said...

Thank you, Pam & Quita! Y'all are wonderful bloggy (and now in real life!) friends to have. And congrats on finishing your MFA's this summer! How awesome. :)

Rachel Searles said...

That's a great list. Sounds like you have a very strong writing community around you! :)

Racquel Henry said...

Aww, you girls inspire me too! Everytime I read a post about your progress on your WIPS it makes me plant my butt in the chair. When Pam got her agent, it lit the fire under my butt! Thanks for the motivation and encouragement. Love you both! :)