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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wistful Wednesday

Looking For Inspiration


So I've been sitting here trying to come up with something witty for this post and I've got nothing. Just blank. I need inspiration. What should I write about? Do I even feel like writing today? Maybe I should just read instead...

For those of us who write, this is, unfortunately, a common occurrence. More often than we'd like to acknowledge, we come up against this blankness that supersedes everything else and makes us totally crazy. You could call it the super nova of writing. Even though you may have a ton of great ideas twinkling in your brain like so many shiny stars, something happens to make your will to write them implode and create this great black void of nothingness.

So the question is, what do you do to get around this nothingness? How do you get back on track? How do you find inspiration to keep on doing what you do, even if it's something you love doing? I am open to ideas, so let them roll! Would love to see what you come up with!

6 Moonbeams (comments):

Cheryl said...

I usually critique someone else's work. Dissecting another person's project gets to me to thinking how I can improve my own WIPs, which is always inspiring.

Good luck!

Cheryl

Margay said...

Thanks, Cheryl! That's a good idea! I think that's what I do when I read - I find inspiration in the words of others.

Angela Kay Austin said...

I like to do something completely not related to writing. Remove myself. But, in a public environment...where there are lots of people. People watching always gives me ideas.

Margay said...

Ooo, Angela, that's a good idea! I'll have to try that!

Karen Cioffi said...

When I don't know what to write about (in regard to posts) I read a writing magazine or something on marketing and ideas come along.

I also have a WIP folder and list ideas when they come to mind.

It's never-ending. :)

Margay said...

Karen, great ideas! I never thought of reading a writing magazine for ideas!