NaNoWriMo is an international event, and the stories being written every year reflect our hundreds of participating regions. We’re taking a Road Trip to NaNo to hear from our amazing volunteers and writers all around the world. Today, Megan and Kortney, our Municipal Liaison in the USA :: Arkansas :: Hot Springs/Little Rock region shares where to find inspiration… and how to sustain it:
Megan: If you’re not from the area, you probably don’t realize that Arkansas is a beautiful state. We may not have big cities teeming with skyscrapers, but we make up for that with natural wonder. We have waterfalls, caves dripping with stalactites, and large stretches of deep, green valleys contrasted with tree-covered mountains. Even if you live in the capital, Little Rock, you can drive about thirty minutes in any direction and find yourself lost in nature.
Growing up in Arkansas, I lived in a town that was as rural as you can get. I had thick forests on all sides of my house. Deer and bears would wander onto the lawn from time to time. I had to watch out for snakes hiding in high grass or even slipping into the house. Everyday I was surrounded by natural wonder. So what does living in a place like that do for the imagination of a child?