Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Travel Fuels the Writer's Soul

My husband and I just returned from a road trip--the final leg of Route 66. If only those ruined buildings, the desert landscape, and the old pavement could talk, we'd have stories to last a lifetime. On this trip, we drove from Winslow, AZ to Santa Monica Pier.

Our first trip in 2007, we drove from Amarillo, TX to Winslow. In Glenrio, TX we stopped to take pictures of this old motel/cafe. The sign reads first motel in Texas from west side. On the east side it reads last motel in Texas. Note that each little cottage had a garage or carport. A few of these structures are still around and still in use.

These ruins spurred my muse, but the idea that formed in my mind got pushed to the back as other projects took over. Finally I've gotten busy on the story that plagued me on that trip. Heck, it may even become a series.

I'm almost finished with the story, titled A Stolen Chance. A romantic suspense, the heroine flees an ex-husband bent on murder and finds refuge at a small motel along the old Mother Road.

The story is set in New Mexico near the Zuni Reservation so we decided to spend on night in Zuni to become familiar with the area and for me to add two fetishes to my fetish collection, but that's another blog post all together.

Thanks for Reading and Writing!


Julie Eberhart Painter said...

Intriguing story line. Even the pictures are worth 1000 words each.

Linda LaRoque said...

Thanks, Julie. There is so much to see and like most everyone, too little time.