Inspiration in its many forms
Where do you get your inspiration for writing? We’ve all been there, the muse is on vacation, your tired, edgy and you have a deadline, but you’re creative juices have stopped flowing. What do you do?
I have to say, more than not feeling inspired, I usually feel tired or as if my story is dry or dull. That’s usually a result of just being over-tired or wiped out. If I step back from my story, I find that I am able to find clarity and then attack my story with refreshed eyes.
If that doesn’t work, it’s usually that the story is dull or forced and something needs to change. I bounce a lot of my ideas off of my husband. I also have a great group of ladies I can count on to direct me along the way, so I’ll talk things out with them. Usually a major change has to occur in the story to make it flow better. After talking it all out, I find the story is on track and I can write away.
If that doesn’t work, then I find I need to go out in public, have some fun with my family and just take a day to recharge my creative self. We can deplete our energy stores and our brains and bodies shut down or act out. So, if that happens, go play, enjoy the out doors or take a long walk.
I wonder what inspires you?