Would be the answer I’d give if you were to ask me: “Anyes, Where do you get your inspiration?”
Going through the motions, in this private room my mind just relaxes and for a while I can hear myself think clearly. That is exactly when the magic happens. An idea will pop out, out of nowhere and at the time it does, I know…this is the one. More often than not, I will then start reflecting a bit more about it, until I visualize it clearly at which point most of the work is done…I just have to get it in writing and tweak it until it is to my liking.
It happened exactly this way for NaNoWrimo, which I am not winning yet again (only of 36000 words written, short by about 15000 words ). At the beginning of the month of November I wrote and kept on writing until one day I got stuck…nowhere to go…nothing left to say. That evening as usual I went to take my shower, and within minutes I had IT. The story line which I have been working on for the rest of the month. Having the time to relax and unwind allowed me to see everything in a new perspective. A light bulb moment I guess. Every time it happens I feel a deep sense of relief and gratitude. It always strikes me as a total surprise, which makes it even a bit magical. There you have it, how inspiration finds me on a very regular basis, day after day.
Now that I’ve shared my secret with you, will you tell me, dear friend where do YOU get your inspiration?
- NaNoWriMo Tip #20: Write Blind (writingishardwork.com)