I’m a panster by heart. The only thing I’m planning is a couple of major plot points and the ending. The last few paragraphs are written pretty early on so I can keep track of the finish line. The rest is write as a I go.
Real life and the world around me. Life is a great teacher and observing people can spark characters in my mind. Most of the time, I get a few new ideas just sitting at the mall on a Sunday afternoon, having a coup of coffee.
I think I would like to be a super spy/secret agent. Or a time travel, if magic is involved, like those guys on Timeless.
Keep writing. With every chapter, you grow and get better. Be open minded to changes in style and concepts and think outside the box. Experiment. Different genres, voices, POV, tenses – the sky is the limit. But most of all, have fun. If you lose your love for writing, it becomes a chore and the magic will suffer.
My WP library containing all the books of my friends – and all of Elicia Hyder books on my Kindle. Also, some good John Grisham’s and Stephen King’s (or at least those I haven’t read before)