The simple answer was one word. Inspiration.
- a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation.
- the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions.
- the act of influencing or suggesting opinions.
If you're a regular reader of my blog you may have noticed I'm actually rather fond of the word inspiration. I have a whole category dedicated it. It just happens to be the one I use the most.
Maybe it's just because the feeling of being inspired to write something you're positive will be unlike anything you've ever written before never gets old. It's a feeling you can't describe, a feeling that doesn't leave till you do something about it. Inspiration.
Last night I scoured all of my resources and discovered the quotes, pictures, and music lyrics that have inspired me in the past. I collected them all into one document, and had it printed off. Then I cut them all out and plastered them all over my wall. I am now surrounded by the things that make me want to write something worth reading. Such as...
"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." - Mark Twain
"Do you have any idea why a raven is like a writing desk?" - The Mad Hatter
"These mist covered mountainsAre a home now for meBut my home is the lowlandsAnd always will beSomeday you'll return toYour valleys and your farmsAnd you'll no longer burnTo be brothers in arms"
"Isn't it odd how much fatter a book gets when you read it several times?" Mo said... "As if something were left between the pages every time you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells... and then, when you look at the book again many years later, you find yourself there, too, a slightly younger self, slightly different, as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower... both strange and familiar." - Inkheart