Monday, August 29, 2011

Making Changes Everywhere

A couple weeks ago I joined my local YMCA. I'm trying to get into a shape other than round. It is slow going and takes a lot of will power, but I'm getting into a rhythm of some kind. Haven't done as much writing as I would have liked, but I'm getting back into the groove of things for sure.

A few weeks ago I was watching Craig Ferguson on the Late Late Show and he had his Paris episodes airing. On one of those episodes he was talking about Love Locks. I've heard of them before but was never really inspired by them until that show. Seeing those padlocks on the bridges inspired a new idea for a story. I've already started character mapping and have a first chapter written.

For those of you who aren't sure what Love Locks are, it's a tradition where a couple writes their name and the date on a padlock and then affixes that lock to (most notably) a bridge. They would then kiss and throw the key over the bridge, symbolizing their everlasting love.

I couldn't help but be inspired by the idea, so I suppose I should thank Craig Ferguson and the Late Late Show for the Paris shows.