Lillith Black

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Inspiration and Writing Daily

Inspiration is lazy and loves to sleep. Don’t wait for it to show up on a date. Bring yourself and begin to write. Set yourself a goal, 200 words, 500, 2K, whatever and you might wake the Inspiration up from its slumber.

 

I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s the sound of clicking keyboard keys and hum of your undying devotion to the writing craft that make Inspiration prop it’s head, look around and listen in. At first, Inspiration might think that it was a dream and go back to sleep, completely ignoring you.It might, but if you stay consistent and write regularly, Inspiration won’t be able to ignore you anymore. Better yet, it will wait for you, needing to hear that clacking of keys, or that scribble of a writing instrument on paper and pop it’s head above your shoulder to snoop on what that is you are working on.

 

Be thankful and appreciative of Inspiration showing up, but remember that it is not a one-night stand, like with any relationship you have to work hard on it every day.

 

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  1. Love this line: Be thankful and appreciative of Inspiration showing up, but remember that it is not a one-night stand, like with any relationship you have to work hard on it every day. I’ve found the more I give inspiration, the more it gives back. Great post.

    1. Thank you, Kayla! I think the more dedicated we are to something, the more invested we are, more attached and heartfelt we become towards that something, like with any relationship. Because dedicating time to writing is really dedicating time to ourselves. We always feel like other people come first and we tend to put all other things before that thing we care about. Once we give time to what we love, the love comes back 🙂

  2. Love! I often fall into the trap of “I don’t feel inspired so I’m not going to write.” Action breeds inspiration!

    1. Thank you, Joelle! I am trying to give myself no chances for slacking off. I made myself a promise to finish my novel, so I better show up and write it. It’s not going to write itself (and I can’t afford a ghost-writer!) 😉