May I share something about writing?
Not going to lie. There are days I have to force myself to write. Yeah, I know. I should be inspired all the time to do the thing I love to do. I used to think there was something wrong with me. Then I heard this
The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who'll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work.
(Chuck Close - American artist)
This quote made me realize that writing, art, anything really requires maybe 10 percent inspiration and another hundred and ten percent perspiration. To me, writing is how I am about exercise. Some days I’m on fire and want to zoom outside for a walk. Other days, I have to really talk myself into physical activity. But most days, I do it anyway. And when I’m done, I feel so, so GOOD.
How about YOU? What are YOUR thoughts on inspiration? Have any rough days? What do you do to get through it?