I read somewhere that not only inspiration is needed in the writing process but also structure. I have just realized that important tid bit. I use to write when I was struck by an idea, emotion, or revelation. Then some time would pass when I would begin writing again and I never seemed to finish what I had started. I found out that not only inspiration is needed but also a work ethic. Just like going to a job for a certain period of time, you need to also set aside time each day to write. Now this isn't a flawless plan. There has been many times I sat there with pen in hand but nothing on paper. I guess this would be the so called "writer's block." But I learned that if I don't atleast try I become lazy in my efforts. I start getting absorbed in TV shows or other non-sense. I am not saying watching your favorite show is a bad thing, just when it consumes most of your time. I never thought the writing process would need structure the way a daily 9-5 job would. But it actually does. Maybe because I didn't learn this lesson earlier in life, I haven't had much success in completing the projects that I started.
I read lots of tips and feedback on how different authors have different ways of creative writing. I am not trying to replicate them. I merely try to find useful information that I can possible learn from. Everyone has their own style and their own way of doing things. I have to say though I love it more when I am writing with inspiration rather than structure. It could be in the middle of night or during a shower that a thought or emotion strikes me and I have to write it down before I lose it. It is just thrilling to me. I embrace the creative side of my brain. Maybe if I embraced the other side I would be a doctor or a lawyer. HaHa. But I just love books. I love reading them. I love collecting them. And I love writing them.
I would love to hear the ways that you write. What works best for you? What sparks your inspiration? Do you have a structure when it comes to creative writing? Let me know! The suspense is killing me.