So what do I do? I just shut things down, I browse the internet, usually ending up at Pinterest where time quickly disappears as I get lost in the world of pinning. If you haven't already discovered Pinterest it is seriously addicting. I relate it to my addiction to chocolate, it is hard to go a day without either one! Anyway I am getting off track here, see how Pinterest does that?
So, back to what I was saying, when I am in serious need of inspiration I search for it, through the internet, music, Pinterest, favorite books and even my favorite movies. Sometimes these tactics work, but really most of the time they don't and I end up with nothing more than a headache and disappointment by the end of the night.
And after that kind of disappointment the only thing left to do is sleep or get lost in someone else's problems through reading or watching mind numbing television. Being a night owl and all I usually choose to read or watch a movie. But when I do finally crawl my exhausted mind and body into bed is when I find inspiration strikes.
Just as I am about to drift off to never never land I am suddenly hit with ideas for my blog, my book, and cooking. And then the question is, do I heed the call of inspiration?
Unfortunately I can say that often I do not answer the call of inspiration thinking that I am just too tired and that the ideas will come back to me in the morning. Of course this is how things never work out. I almost never remember those fabulous ideas that hit me at 1:30 or 2 in the morning leaving me with the feeling that I forgot something all day.
Now I tell myself I will answer the call no matter the time because I truly never know when those ideas will strike again, unfortunately for me this usually means less sleep. Because when inspiration strikes and you answer the call you just might find yourself up for another hour or two typing or writing as time slowly slips away along with your nightly sleep. But I promise if you heed the call of inspiration no matter the time, you will be much happier with yourself later and you never know what will happen when you do. For all you know that knock could have been the idea for the next best selling YA book, but if you don't answer you will never know.
So, do you answer the call of inspiration? When does inspiration strike you?
"Devouring worlds one book and recipe at a time."