What's new with Riley
Updated: Jul 16
The big current news.....my new book release on the immersive new reading app Galatea!
This is where I can keep you updated with what's new in my life. Because one of the most common questions I get asked is, 'Where do you get your inspiration?' The answer is simply, everywhere. I like to take advantage of my everyday life to provide the best inspiration, and it does so well.
Thought of the day
“Do you see that person with their nose in between the pages of a book and smiling a secret smile meant only for the character that they're in love with? That's what I want to spend my life creating.” - Riley Maylon
On the writing front, my book 'Cowboy Boots and Combat Boots' has officially launched on the exciting reading app - Galatea. A new immersive way to read a book and I have to admit its fairly addictive.
On the personal side.......
Due to the current ban on travelling my inspirations will be coming from a lot closer to home for a while. Just about to head out to the country side for fresh air and I'm hoping plenty of cowboys.
“Don't judge, but one of my favourite writers to this day is Dr. Seuss .”
Tips for inspiration
If you're following your dream like me to be a writer and find yourself stuck for inspiration, then here a couple of my personal tips. One, stop what you're doing and walk away. If you're doing what you love, it shouldn't be this hard. So take a break, get your mind off everything. Sometimes the best inspiration happens by accident and when you're least expecting it. Two, distract yourself. One of the funniest stories I ever wrote was inspired by watching my little brother knock himself out on a goal post at a local park. Do anything other than write until you're feeling ready again. Be careful not to let distraction be disguised by procrastination (its evil twin). Good luck!