Now, let's begin by explaining Inspiration as a person. Let's see, well, she's definitely got the personality of a three-year-old who's obsessed with hide-and-seek. Oh, and she's not just a three-year-old, she's an independent three-year-old. She really doesn't like us, but we're her favorite playmate. But we don't want to play right now. Right now we want to be geniuses with the written word. Did I get anything wrong? Besides gender?
Okay, let's move on to what you really came here to read.
Let's say you were sitting at your table, or something, typing away on your laptop, while little Inspiration playing on the floor behind you. You're on a roll with your writing and nothing can stop you now.
Then, suddenly, your fingers freeze over the keys, your brain stops producing words of genius. Something is wrong. You turn around, and Inspiration is gone. But she left a note. It says:
I got bored with the stuff you got me to play with,
so I decided to play hide-and-seek. Come find me!
Not your friend,
From there, there are different ways you'd react.
1. I Can't Even, So I'm Done: This is where you're so annoyed because your inspiration does this every two minute that you're just done. You decide not to write anymore because it just isn't working, but then like a week later, Inspiration came back and promised to stay so the cycle continues.
2. Just Keep Swimming!: Inspiration is just close enough that the words are still flowing. They're flowing slower than a grandma snail crossing the street with one of those walker things, but they're flowing. So you ignore the note and continue to write. Little do you know this will make Inspiration angry and she won't be back tomorrow.
3. Sizzling Burn Sound: Inspiration? Abandon you? I don't think so! You pull out that one thing that attracts Inspiration like bees to honey. And then it's writing as usual.
4. Zombie Writer: You stare at your screen, you type a few words, you delete them. Repeat. Well, repeat until you've had enough of feeling abandoned and go drown your sorrows in distractions.
5. Oh, It's On Like Donkey Kong: You will not be bested by annoying Inspiration! You search your house. And if you don't find her there, you check your friend's house. The internet. Nature. The Library. TV. School, even. This is a competition that you're going to win! And when you eventually find her, you drag her by her ear back to that laptop and tie her up. You win.
Can I get an amen to any of these? Comment!
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A good chunk of you already know who I am, considering I sent you here, but for those of you people who found my blog by accident, let me introduce myself. My name is Madison Anderson and I was born and spent little more than half my life in Oregon (US for those of you who don't know and don't want to look it up), so it's no wonder I like the rain. I'm obsessed with Disney (bought myself a Woody doll and I'm so happy :) ) and books. I'm now into drawing, and whenever I get around to it I plan on selling my work. You can visit my art page (someday it'll be website) at https://www.facebook.com/randomart17/?ref=bookmarks