**Starring: Photos of my latest hike in Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Malbaie National Park, Quebec**
Because it’s the best way to empty my mind of my daily problems.
Because once I let go of those silly problems my mind has space for badass brainstorming.
Because actually getting physical (wink-wink) in any kind of outdoors sports has proven the best way to reduce my anxiety.
Because nature inspired so many great authors in the past, and that inspires me.
Because when I spend a whole day in the middle of the woods I start thinking about people who had to survive in extreme situations and the hows and whys are just next-level inspiring.
Because, The Hunger Games is a miracle of literature and the forest is basically its main character.
Because when you see only trees for hours on end, everything that’s not a tree suddenly becomes THE COOLEST THING EVER LIKE LOOK AT THAT BIRD AND IS THAT A WATERFALL I HEAR? OH MY GOD I’M THE LUCKIEST HUMAN EVER.
(And that inspires me to incorporate more symbolism and other deep stuff in my writing which I often neglect because ACTION and DRAMA get in the way of my positively erratic FEELS.)
Because that view you get once you reach the top, with mountains stretching forever, is the best reminder that anything could happen–in your book and your life.
Because climbing up a mountain is so similar to writing a book; the struggle is real, people, and the feeling of achievement uncomparable.
Because I say so.
Go do something 🙂
What fuels your writing?
Or inspires you to go after your dreams?
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Check out the synopsis & aesthetics of my book!
Devonna is my baby debut novel and it’s getting published in October 2019 and I’M NOT FREAKING OUT I’M THE DEFINITION OF CHILL, GUYS.