Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Inspiration is like being struck by lightning

I've been on a writing rush at the moment. I wrote over 5k on the weekend and am well over halfway through the first draft of Dark Sight.

When I get this sudden inspiration, it feels like my mind is totally open and allowing all these ideas to bounce around until the right one manages to escape and form itself into the words on the page.

I haven't been hit by lightning, or known any one who has, but with the inspiration surging through me at the moment I thought the lightning metaphor would fit right.

I think whenever we get the inspiration to write, or doing anything else creative, we shouldn't let it hold us back. When I get these bursts of ideas, I just have to write. I can't 'not' do it.

When you get inspiration do you write down all the ideas and start writing whenever or wherever you are or do you have a particular place or time of day that you need to write?

4 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I can write anytime, it's just I need at least an hour to focus. Now that my tour is done, I can focus again!

Mohamed Mughal said...

I go with the inspiration as it comes. Congrats on 5K words over the weekend!

Alleged Author said...

I think about the inspiration for a while because I've been known to go off on a tangent if I don't have at least some sort of idea what to do. :P

Krista McLaughlin said...

Bursts of inspiration are awesome and I usually (if I don't have access to my computer) scribble them down on scraps of paper or receipts. They really do help me write. :)

Congrats on writing 5k this week! :)

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