Heeeey you and a fantastic morning to y’all. So I’ve got a little confession to make this morning and it gives me no joy to say this but… I’M AN INSPIRATION JUNKIE. Wooh… Feels so great to get it off my chest.
Now don’t get me wrong, I think inspiration is great and we should get it where we can, but it’s different for me. I literally can’t function without that constant bout of inspiration. Why?
Because I often tend to just stare at a blank screen for hours laugh crying coz I can’t come up with a half decent plot for a story.(BTW if you need help with getting a plot together, check out my previous post)
Inspiration is great and all, but being impaled by the lack of it has worked against me big time. If I’m not feeling it, I just can’t write and that tends to happen a lot. Soooooo… Remedy?
Allowing myself more cry laughing time. It’s horrible yes, trust me, but it’s necessary because movies and Pinterest and Unsplash and all the other things that inspire me are great and all, but they do not replace the actual writing process and that has to happen away from everything else with just me and my words.
My last WIP suffered greatly and countless others before that simply because I was solely dependent on either the current hottest series or movie or book to inspire me, but once I finished watching it, I also abandoned the story with it.
I didn’t understand why at the time, but now I realize that it’s because I was regurgitating. Downloading and regurgitating. (I just got a really disgusting mental picture of my cat puking… Haha, I don’t even know why I told you that.)
So this is to all the INSPIRATION JUNKIES out there. Switch off your phone, NOW, put away the series and movies and books, allow yourself to crash, then write whatever crap comes out of that. There is where you find your voice, when all the others shut the hell up.