Do you have that issue? Where you’re in the shower and inspiration strikes without notice? Or you’re laying in bed and you typed out your entire post in your thoughts? Or you’re driving and an epiphany hits? Yeah, me too. But when you show up to your typewriter (does anyone use a typewriter anymore?) everything’s gone.
I love how in Big Magic by Liz Gilbert, she personifies inspiration as a real being or entity. She describes how inspiration visits her, and they agree on a creation contract. She goes on when you ignore the knocking of ideas, the idea or entity simply departs and enters its next host.
I get it, I really really get it. It’s so frustrating because inspiration visits at the most inconvenient of times, like that one relative showing up two in the morning during a random Wednesday.
Perhaps what’s most frustrating is the piling of ideas. Some many topics enter my head at once, demanding to be written.
Like right now!
For instance, I really want to discuss the mistreatment of humans in slavery, but I’m dying to tell you about my boldness and vulnerability when I expressed my feelings for a friend. On the other hand, I want to share my dislike for the holidays and how it turns people into greedy consumers. But I also want to share my own struggles and insecurities with you guys.
So many ideas, such little time. Making matters worse, I know they’re all going to disappear when I write. All it takes is a nanosecond. I left this site for five seconds and all my thoughts are gone.
When creativity strikes, bargain with him. Grab the nearest paper or napkin and jot down those ideas. Heck, record yourself.
Do what you need to do.
So what are your thoughts on this episode? If you missed the first one, check it out here! This is pretty much my zone for creativity and thoughts without the interference of business or SEO jumble. Is there anything specific you would like to see or discussed on here. I’m all ears guys!