So my work took me off the grid for the last two weeks with as very small window in my office last weekend. For this reason my post is coming much later in the day than it has been. Next week we should be back on schedule. This week I am posting another chapter of Shame’s Desire! I hope everyone enjoys!
So inspiration is very important to any writer or artist of any kind I guess. Inspiration can mean a drive to actually work on something, a new idea for a story, or even an idea to continue a story one is already working on. Whatever form it takes being inspired is usually a good thing for any creative type. For me, being inspired brightens my whole day.
I don’t think I have a single source of inspiration for the things that I write. the simple drive to write is based on many things. I always feel better when I’ve spent a day writing, or even an hour. But when I’ve feeling depressed or sick, I don’t feel inspired to write, even though I know it would probably make me feel better. I’m a morning writer myself. I am always most inspired to work on my writing when I first get up.
I know new story ideas are the bane of many readers existence. I’ve been right there with you when I just want a writer to finish a story, and here they are starting a new one. As I’ve said before I get a lot of new ideas all the time, but I try to pare them down and finish old things before I start new. But when I get what I think is a great idea, I am thankful for it. Besides for those ideas already working around my head, I actually really enjoy getting promps from a challenge, or my readers, and turning it into a full story. Late this year, or early next year, I may start accepting such promps from you guys if you are interested. But before I do that I want to have Shame’s Desire complete and Sound of Submission well on it’s way.
Now I have to day I love when I idea inspired to continue an open story. Sometimes I’ll start a story thinking it is going in one direction, and I hit a chapter or two where I start to struggle, then inspiration hit, and I know exactly what the characters should be doing which ends up taking them in a completely knew direction than I thought.
For me there is no idea physical thing that inspires any of this. It mainly comes from inside, and the shifting desires of my brain. It is why I usually call this inspirational force within me my muse. It is from inside my own head, but at the same time it can feel very separate from me. It’s spastic and unpredictable, and I sometimes I have to worship at it’s alter in order to get it moving. Though I will say, comments and reviews always seem to help. 😉