Another scene has finally been written. It is a relief after being stuck in what to go with Chapter 3. GRRM’s piece of information proved correct; inspiration never hits in chronological order, and you should ‘follow its needs’ when it does.
Chapter 7 Scene 1 proved very helpful in visualising the world, and also its people. One of the children’s DVDs gave me inspiration for a character’s clothing, which if I described it correctly will give the reader a ‘subtle hint’ to the character’s currently undisclosed homeland.
The presence of a shared meal in the scene was also enlightening, as it lead me back to Wikipedia to investigate what sort of cuisine would be served in the story world’s real-life counterpart. To my surprise, it is seen a lot in the restaurants near where we live. As I was describing the meal, I started getting a little hungry. Hopefully that’s a good sign!
What makes me even happier is that the inspiration has not stopped with that scene, and I can continue with the rest of Chapter 7. It will prove important in the story, as the character of mysterious geographical origins will come into contact with someone who will change his future in a drastic way =)