I’ve found I’ve been lacking inspiration the last few days. It’s common writing practice to linger around until inspiration hits you, but that’s not what I do. It’s not what working writers do; we don’t have the time.
In times of an inspiration deficiency I seek three simple pleasures: reading, music, and social interaction. Reading is the core, the foundation on which my writing skill rests. I try to read daily, but I’m often thwarted by my own lethargy. In order to invigorate my inspiration a focus on reading is primary. I’ll be working on returning to the habit.
Music is for relaxation and perspective change I would otherwise miss. Music, especially within a wide array of genres, helps relieve the tension I generate myself. I love running this blog, but it can create a lot of tension. Music alleviates it. It is also a major inspiration as it helps me shift perspective away from myself, a tool which is useful for writers.
I’m an omnivert. I go between bouts of extroversion and introversion (I think a lot of people are this way, too). Frequently my desire for social interaction supersedes my desire to create content. Being social recharges the batteries, it keeps me running longer and leaves me more optimistic.
The point of this though, is to remind you, the reader, that you can’t trust your inspiration will just show up. There are things in your life that can actively summon it. Know what those things are and develop your interest and desire for those things. I suspect the benefits of such would be massive.