The only time inspiration comes into play is when you decide you want to be a writer. From then on you must continuously bring yourself to the keyboard – to write.
Too many writers fail in their pursuit because they believe (incorrectly) that writing must come as a result of inspiration. But that’s not how writing happens!
True and successful writers are made. To borrow the cliché you need 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration! All successful writers know that the words don’t just magically appear. You need to get to the keyboard and start plugging away.
The formula for writing is very simple:
- Set a routine to write.
- Keep the routine.
- Use some sessions as a means of “rapid writing” and other sessions purely for editing. It’s important not to mix the two up as they work via different neural pathways.