Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A flash of inspiration

I recently had a flash of inspiration about a story idea.

My heartbeat sped up. My mind raced. I was filled with a sense of euphoria.

I probably did a fist pump.

Because here's the thing: Inspiration doesn't show up all that often for me. When it does, I welcome it with open arms.

So it was awesome that inspiration came calling.

What was less-than-awesome was the fact that it had nothing to do with my story, my book, my writing.

It was all about a story I've been helping a talented friend brainstorm.

So in that respect, it was kind of disappointing.

I'd much rather ride a wave of inspiration than do my daily slog, but that wasn't meant to be.

Tell me Killer Friends: Do you depend on inspiration to get things done? Writing?  Cleaning your house? Crafting? Exercising?

Or do you just do the work because it's on the schedule?

I'm currently working away at the second Matchmaker Mystery…and waiting for inspiration to come calling.  ;-)

4 comments:

Cynthia Valero said...

You write all the time. I think that not only takes perspiration but also inspiration! You inspire me all the time! But I know that feeling of euphoria. It's a bit of a different animal and there's nothing like it. Why not write the idea on the side for fun?

Silver James said...

When Inspiration hits, I grab on with both hands! Sometimes, she arrives when I'm working and I'm like all WTH?!? WAIT! WHAT? So I scramble to write down, even if it isn't the current WIP. Sometimes I'm lucky and it is. I've also gotten flashes when I'm working with my CP. What's funny, when I get the inspiration and tell her, she's been thinking along the same lines but wasn't sure to go that way. Confirmation. LOL That said, Inspy is a fickle b...witch. ;)

B.E. Sanderson said...

Yay for your flash of inspiration, even if it wasn't for your work. :hugs:

I don't know if it's inspiration I'm waiting for, or if it's just a random bubble of gumption that gets me moving. I do know that once I get my buns in gear, inspiration is more likely to hit. That's how I got Djinn 3 done. Sitting down and working until something flashed me. ;o)

Aisyah Putri Setiawan said...

Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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