Here are some things I do to recharge my creativity:
1) READ! I always get inspired when I read. And I have a large stack of RITA books just waiting to be cracked open.
2)Watch movies! I renewed my Netflix subscription and I'm going to get caught up on some flicks I've missed.
3)Leisurely flip through my big pile of glossy magazines. When life starts to get crazy my magazines are usually the first casualty. I'm looking forward to plopping my butt in the recliner and catching up. I've gotten several book ideas just from magazine pictures.
4)Shopping. There is nothing like spotting a new couch I'd like or maybe some killer shoes to get my motivation pumping on a new book idea.
5)Just slowing down and enjoying life. You can't write about someone else's experiences unless you've had your own, right? Even if it is just something as simple as taking a different route home, you just never know what you'll see that could inspire you.
How do you "recharge" yourself?
Please also check out the auction that author Gemma Halliday is having to benefit a sixteen year old homeless girl and her mom. There are lots of autographed books up for bid (including mine) and tons of other great stuff you can bid on!