February 5 question - Has a single photo or work of art ever inspired a story? What was it and did you finish it?
I have a really short answer for that: no. But, I have had movies and other books inspire a story. My young adult paranormal, Being Human was inspired by the dark ending to the novel Thirsty.
I think my issue with January is I'm recovering. We have three holidays that are extremely social in a short time. I'm an anti-social introvert, so those holidays wipe me out. January signifies the end and I can finally relax and my body is like, "HELL YES! NAP TIME!"
Realizing this has lifted a load off my shoulders. Instead of stressing about how tired I am (despite doing nothing) and what I want to get done, I let myself rest. I recharged and worked on things that didn't require brain power or were easy. Now, I'm ready for 2020 to begin.
Has your year started out with a bang or a fizzle? Do you need to recoup after the holidays? Want to start 2020 in February with me?
*Adding after I initially published this* My little nephew is in the hospital with the flu. He has a compromised immune system, so if it's going around, he gets it. Please send him some healing vibes that he's out quickly and back to be the adorable tornado he is.