Inspiration | zombiii's Blog

I don't plan anything like I used to.  It doesn't mean the dreams have changed.  I still want to publish a book someday.  If it doesn't happen, it will be for a reason that I can or cannot control, such as falling into a manhole occupied by the only grizzly bear in the UK sanitation system (or just a regular hole).  Most likely it will be a result of a lack of inspiration.  Maybe that's what lazy writers (like me) say.  What is inspiration anyway?  Is it like love in that something, other than a butterfly, is inducing a feeling inside you, except in me, it might only last a short while.  In that moment where your brain is stimulated, ideas flow and then my pen floats up to my left hand, the book opens on a blank page and a dance begins.  Sometimes the choreography is a bit messy as I mostly engage in note taking.  There is no set format.  Just observations or ideas.  Usually, I run into old notes and think that was $hit (quite often) because I have to be my worst critic.  I can't treat a novel like a post on a blog.  It's got to be better than that. 

The fear is, that, the best I can I can do may not be good enough.  I'm not kidding myself and certainly won't try to pull the wool over anyone's eyes.  However, If you can't write, it doesn't mean you should give up.  I know I have improved vastly since I started.  I often look at the earlier stories and can see the difference.  I feel wiser and can talk a lot more about many subjects.  My opinions have a bit more validity.  But, the learning never stops.  The more you learn, the less you need to wait for inspiration to come along.  That's how it is for me anyway. 


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