On being inspired

Inspiration is nice. But waiting for inspiration to strike before you will start writing (or drawing or making music) is a bit like expecting biryani on the table before you will even consider eating. You may starve to death before biryani is served.

Inspiration is great when it strikes. But even when it doesn’t,  the work — and let’s admit it, it IS work — must not stop.

Think of it this way. If you were inspiration, floating about in the air, who would you rather go to — the hard-at-work creator who could use a little help, or the lazy wannabe napping under the tree waiting for something magical to happen?

Inspiration is kind, but it is not stupid. Definitely not as stupid as us. You have to deserve inspiration before it will happen to you.

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