Inspiration for The Beast Within
Inspiration can come from anywhere; books, movies, music, and art to just name a few. The idea and inspiration for The Beast Within came from inside both you and me. I know this sounds strange but hear me out. There is something inside all of us that moves us forward and make us do things we wouldn't necessarily do if left inside our own bubble of comfort. There are many different names for it; will power, drive, determination, etc. It's that small voice inside of you that says, "You can."
In one way or another everybody can relate to this feeling. Whether you are a race car driver grinding his teeth and pushing himself to make that tight turn, a student staying up and studying for a test until the wee hours of the night when everyone else is asleep, or a writer waking up before the sun to get a few extra words in your novel, we all have it.
It's that unrelenting force inside us all that pushes forward when we have nothing left to give. It's that inner beast that lends us it's strength as we push toward our own individual goals. I feel my own drive awaken all the time. Now I mostly focus my drive on working out and writing but before I would grit my teeth and grind through my sixty hour work week.
The Beast Within takes the drive we all have and puts a name to it, a reason behind it and shows characters who possess an extraordinary amount of it. Although the book displays this "will power" or "drive" through fictitious characters, the truth is not far removed. A truth that we all possess as we reach toward our own unique goals and call on our own "Beasts Within" for the strength to continue on.