Many writers only write when they feel that they are moved by
their muse. Are you one of those writers? And if you are, how
often does the muse come and visit you?
That’s what I thought….not often right? Well, if that’s the case,
maybe you should write regardless of whether or not your muse
visits. That way, you’ll have a lot of consistency and predictability
in your writing routine.
Do you only write when you’re in your groove? If you do, you
also don’t get a lot of writing done. Writers who are serious write
regardless of whether they are in their groove or not. Writers just
love to write, and many times, as they start writing, they get into
their groove from merely writing for an hour or two.
Since muses and grooves come rarely in a writer’s life, it is
important that you find other ways that are more predictable to
inspire yourself to write. Maybe you should have a small reward
system for yourself when you complete a week or a day of
writing. This could go a long way towards helping you write
routinely and consistently.
I have found that after over twenty years of writing that my
inspiration for writing could be as simple as waking up to a rainy
day. I love writing during rainy days. But if I don’t have a rainy
day to inspire me to write, I have my check mark system. As I
complete a writing task, I check it off in red. And gosh does that
EVER make me feel propelled to continue writing!!!
What do you use for inspiration?