Inspiration never got anything done. This video highlights the importance of routine in your writing practices and how getting yourself moving on a project is up to you, not the fickle lightning strike of inspiration.
- [Instructor] Inspiration is a wonderful, … magical, coveted thing. … Don't we all wish that we could wake up … every morning feeling inspired to write? … Don't we wish that every time we sat down … in front of our computers, we had to fight … to keep up with the words flowing out of us? … But we all know that's not the reality of the situation. … The reality is, inspiration is rare, … and if you wait for it to strike before you … sit down to write, you'll never finish the project, … and you'll rarely even sit down to write. … Inspiration is the lightning bolt of a new book idea … or a new awesome character or a new dynamite scene … or a unique take on a subject or a bold opening statement … that's going to wow everyone who reads it. … Inspiration can be extremely motivating, … but it's also very fickle, unreliable, and flakey. … Kind of like that jerk of an ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend. … It comes over when it wants, leaves when it wants, … and never asks how you're feeling about the situation. …
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