Finding Inspiration

So now that Imitatore is out, I am trying to find the inspiration for book two. Life has been pretty hectic for me as of late and I have not had much time to just sit down and write. Honestly, I would like the time to just sit down and write. I officially am starting to feel unproductive and I dislike that feeling. Though I guess no one can be productive all the time and we all have to take the time to enjoy life. Well right now for me, it’s about getting setup in the new house and navigating this semester of school. I always do well in school but that doesn’t stop me from getting stressed about it.

Winter is definitely the best time for writing (at least for me). I am far less tempted to go out and do other things because it’s usually snowing or freezing. My joints and chronic pain do not do well in the cold, like at all. Even as I am typing this, my fingers are moving much slower than usual. I’m used to it but that doesn’t make it any less annoying. However, we are here to talk about inspiration and not about my ailing body.

Normally, I find inspiration from my dreams and from those around me. Problem is, I haven’t been dreaming much and also haven’t been spending much time around others. Not because I don’t want to but because I just haven’t had the time or energy. With dreaming, I think my medications are impeding my memory of my dreams. Which is fine because it means I am sleeping more soundly but I need to be able to remember what my dreams were. Maybe starting a new dream journal is what I need. Something that forces me to write down what I do remember right when I wake up. I would just have to keep up with it.

Where do you find inspiration for things in your life? Whatever your hobby is, where does your inspiration come from?

A. Rose

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