If you are waiting for the inspiration to write during these difficult times, it might never come. Professional writers get up every day and write. They create their own inspiration, by sitting at a computer and seeing what happens. It may be that as a writer, you need to force the writing more than ever during these times. Much of my inspiration for writing comes from my everyday life. Things I have seen whilst out working. Phrases and questions the young people I teach have asked me. Where now does this inspiration come from? I have written a few articles on COVID-19, but I don’t want to write only about it. I'm trying to get out of the depression, not stay in it writing about it. As writers, where can we now get our inspiration from when our world consists of the same four walls every day.
For the last six months, I have tried to write at least five times a week. There was a point when I tried to publish twice a day. Ironically this was the advice of someone who later stole my work. Not a reliable source of advice at all. From that moment on I carried on my mission of publishing five times a week. For the majority, this has worked well for me, until last week. Last week I looked at my ideas folder and realised I was running out of ideas.
How you save all your best ideas to produce content for months. With an increase in publishing this month my first concern was would I run out of ideas. I knew I had to get better at capturing idea’s as they come into my head. Throughout the day you can create many opportunities for post ideas. Although, there are advantages to letting this happen organically. Whether it’s whilst you are watching TV or washing up you need to have a way to capture the ideas before they leave your head. This is never more important than when you settle down for bed. I have lost count of how many excellent ideas I had when I was drifting off to sleep, to forget them the next day.