Many times I am asked what inspires me to write. Actually, I never thought about it. My mind is always wrapped around a character that is giving me trouble or a scene that just isn’t quite right. Unfortunately, this happens a lot lately.
So with that question in mind, I sat down and gave it some thought the other day. I’m still baffled by the word ‘inspired’. The more I thought about it the more I began to realize that as a writer I have to write. Dan Poytner, once said, “If you wait for inspiration to write; you’re not a writer, you’re a waiter.” How true.
But what spurs me on to write….It’s something within—can’t quite explain it but the urge to write is always pushing me forward. Many writers are inspired by nature, family, and friends to suggest a few. I guess I’m inspired by other writers who email me or call and by family going through their daily routines. It would be nice if I could inspire my fingers to type a little faster in order to get this next book finished.
Inspiration is all around us, we only have to look for it or feel it. Per writer Natalie C. Markey, “It’s not the word that counts but the smallest thing that can set off your inspirational writer mojo.”
What inspires you to do the things that you do? Write and let me know. I’m curious to hear from you.
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