Thanks for hosting me, Abigail!
I’m excited to share this inspiration board for The Easy Part of Impossible!
I love seeing other authors’ beautiful inspiration galleries online. But I personally love the old-school cutting and pasting from magazines that I used to do for my high school scrapbooks. When I am in the midst of writing, finding the right image and/or the right line, completely out of context makes me feel like I’m on track.
This contemporary novel is a story about a lost girl and a boy who makes maps.
Ria has dedicated years of her life to diving—a sport that requires and up-close and personal relationship with Fear. Especially since her coach is volatile and unpredictable. When she’s suddenly forced to quit, she rekindles a friendship with her childhood friend, Cotton. He takes her spelunking—exploring underground caves.
Ria, who’s prone to making impulsive decisions based on gut-reactions; and Cotton, who has all the facts, but uses a face-expression chart to measure emotions, manage to balance each other out. She starts to think that maybe love isn’t always about falling. Sometimes it’s a climb in the dark.
At least until her coach offers her a life-changing opportunity…
Here you’ll see images from Ria’s world: pools, diving, rocky cliffs, muddy caves and more. The text lines refer to dealing with scars, pain, and facing fear, all with the goal of getting stronger and tougher.
If you love maps and diagrams as much as I do, check out this template for making a Heart Map. I’d love to see finished ones! Please share them with me @swtomp on Twitter or Instagram.
THE EASY PART OF IMPOSSIBLE will be released on April 21. It’s available for pre-order now!
Good luck on the Hunt!