The inspiration for an idea for a story, poem, or novel is sometimes immediate—you have an ‘a-ha’ moment where a thought floods you. What’s harder is finding the inspiration to complete a project.
I look for motivation in everything: laughter, phrases friends say, a blooming tree, a scent. You never know when a seemingly insignificant experience is the catalyst to help you define a character, work out a plot problem, or find the perfect turn of phrase.
Each day, seek small things that inspire you to create—and be open to the muse. You never know what will happen when you simply let a moment take you.