Inspiration is a wonderful thing. I just wish I knew how to make it happen more often.
As I was walking home tonight, I was pondering an idea I had for the novel I’m planning. I’d been struggling with one very crucial part of the entire setup of the book and how I’d go about it. I realised I was thinking about implementing the idea the wrong way. My modified idea is a bit more down to earth, quite literally. Not only that, it provided me with a short story idea I can use to help introduce my science fiction world.
I’ve also had some other inspiration recently that I’d like to get started on soon. I’m going to write some very short stories based on dreams I’ve had. These are some rather unusual dreams, but I felt that they could make good short stories or even flash fiction. When I have time, I’ll be working on them and posting them to this blog. They’ll be more of a writing exercise than something I want to publish.
Inspiration has been coming to me slowly lately, mostly due to the fact that I’ve been working a lot with not much free time. I only have one day off every week. But I find that my inspiration comes to me at two very different times. One is while I’m walking home from the train station, and the other is when I’m taking a shower.
When do you get inspiration?