Feb 24, 2012

Don't Forget to be Inspired

Often times, as I read a novel or watch a movie, I find some line or image to be inspiring and right up my alley. I tell myself I'll go back to that spot and jot down the line or write about the image, but I rarely do.

As I was reading The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green, I took the time to set down the book and write about his words, meta-drafting, if you will. You would not believe the fruits of my labor! I have had immense writing success since allowing myself to grab onto the inspiration rather than asking it to wait until I have time.

Some writers claim their muse is elusive, I have certainly said so many times. I don't think our muses are the least bit elusive, we fail to see the signs.

The universe is always calling. Do you choose to listen? Do you choose to be inspired? Take time, slow it down, and let yourself process.


  1. Effing true! The Universe is ALWAYS CALLING. If only more people answered!!

    Rock ON!

  2. When something strikes me - whether it be a line, a scene, a character, whatever, I generally text or email myself right away, because I don't have the best memory.

  3. So cool! And I have to read that book. Have to.

  4. Whoever my muse is, they don't like to shut up. I've learned to always have a notebook with me when I'm out of the house. It's the only way to fly.

  5. This is totally something I suffer from as well! Which is why I blog-- to kind of grasp those moments of inspiration and implant the ideas more firmly inside my brain (and um, firmly in cyberspace? I'm not sure firm is a good word for the inter-tubes). Anyway. I am saying I agree completely!

  6. egads! YES!!! i forget things so easily, i really need to stop and write it down! brilliant!