What inspires you? What is your Muse?
It is probably okay that I have not found my Muse because, Lord, I'm busy enough without one!
The very process of discovering some of the new things I am suddenly bold enough to try has raised me to a new level of inspiration. I am inspired by nature and by dreams. I find inspiration in my own dogged determination keep the Depression Wolf at bay (I don't always succeed, but I always try). I am inspired by others who are creative and courageous. Inspiration and creativity seem to set up a self-propagating cycle. When you are inspired to create, the act of creation itself can inspire new creativity.
Lately new story ideas have been bubbling up at all hours of the day and night. I have so many new ideas! I write them down and put them in my idea folder until their turn might come along.
In the meantime, I am trying to be methodical and disciplined in the way I work. I write least a couple of hours hours a day. Every day. I write a lot on the weekends. The discipline of writing every day on a schedule has made me a better writer. It certainly has made me more productive.
Interestingly, it also enhanced my receptivity to ideas that a year ago I would have ignored or rejected because I thought they were beyond my abilities or outside the boundaries I had somehow drawn around what I thought I was capable of writing. These days it seems that no idea is too wild for my writing folder. Things could get very interesting in the coming months and years.