If you’re like me, you focus so much on the task of writing that you forget the very necessary task of doing things that feed your creativity.
I was reminded of this today when Rachelle Gardner, an agent, posted this blog post called, “How to Become a Better Writer” with tons of suggestions for feeding your muse. (I personally like the suggestion to build something from Lego.)
My mom gave me my Muse when she last visited. She hangs on the lamp on my desk and is a reminder of why I love to write, but she doesn’t remind me to do things to keep myself inspired. Well maybe if I make that connection now, she can do that for me in the future.
In the meantime, I’m just gonna have to remember to go have fun. Because isn’t that what getting inspired is all about? Having fun? Whether it’s sitting by the water (something I did last week),
or baking, or gardening, or building with Lego… Whatever you do to nourish your creativity, to feed your Muse, to replenish your soul, it should on some level or other, be fun for you. Otherwise it’s work and not much inspiration at all.
What’s your favorite thing to do to get inspired?