This is all about finding your inspiration when you think it’s lost. Because it never is lost, not really. It’s just covered up with other stuff, like life, fear, sloth and insecurity, among other things. Writer’s block is in our minds and we can use our minds to overcome it and find our muse again. Want to find your muse?
Having a regular writing practice –no matter what you write–gets the pump primed. Make it habit each day to sit down and write whatever comes out, even if you think it’s crap. It may be. But it’s like the rusty water that comes out of a tap that hasn’t been used for a while. Run the water for a while and the water turns clear. Be patient.
People who are not writers may think what we do is easy, and it is, for some of us. But for others, especially those who write first person, it’s like bleeding on the page. And it’s hard work. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks, only what you think. Keep writing.
My well rarely goes dry, but it did a few weeks ago. I sat with it a day or two, and then I started looking around me. What was going on in my sphere and how could I write about it? Yes, sometimes it doesn’t magically appear. Sometimes you have to hunt inspiration down with a club.
I hope these little tidbits helped you on your writer’s journey. If you’ve got something inspirational to share–or anything at all, including a lament–a differing opinion–whatever–do so in the Comments section. Thank you!