I was plugging away in 750words.com, just babbling about life in general, and realized that I needed to come up with a blog post for today, and that I had absolutely no idea what to write about, so I made the comment that maybe inspiration would strike while I was at work.
And, of course, that got me thinking about inspiration, what it is and where it comes from.
I don’t necessarily mean ideas for novels. I have no idea where they come from either, but I do know that I have more of them than I can deal with.
(So why haven’t I been writing much lately? Good question. I think it’s because I’ve been tired, drained. I’m an introvert: I gain energy from being alone and lose energy from being around people. And my new job has me around too many people for too many hours in a row. That is something I am going to have to overcome – and soon! – as Camp NaNoWriMo starts in just over two weeks.)
At any rate, I shouldn’t ever be at a loss for inspiration. I mean, I’m a writer, so my mind is always on writing, at least partially, which means that pretty much anything can be fodder for a blog post – or a plot.
After all, writing reflects life, and, well…
And what’s currently happening in my non-writing life is that I need to replace a light bulb in my bedroom. Maybe that will help with inspiration, like the ones that go on over cartoon characters’ heads when they get an idea.
(At the very least I should probably replace it before the other one goes out and leaves me completely in the dark.)
Actually, I need to get a lamp to plug in closer to where I work. The overhead light just isn’t helpful for late night writing when I need to stay alert and focused.
(Moving the rat cage would probably help with the focus issue too – or at least help on cutting down distractions – but, well, they’re just so darned entertaining.)
So, take a look around. Where are your light bulbs, and what can you do to make them brighter?