Saturday, January 14, 2012
Everyone has a tremendous amount of personal energy. Mine, like everyone else I'm sure, waxes and wanes. God only knows why or what causes these swings in energy. And what applies to everyday energy also applies to my writing energy. There are some who will say 'write every day - every day'. But if what comes out of my brain on some days is garbage, I think it's best that I put writing off until I feel the creative energy again. Usually it comes right along in a day or so. And my energy is especially peaked when I read someone else's book...someone I admire. It's amazing how energized I become after reading something like "The English Patient" or something from Alice Walker. The trick is to keep books you love nearby when you need some inspiration. It works for me. Good luck.