In her book, Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott encourages aspiring writers to get in the habit of writing at least 300 words a day. At the end of this sentence I’ll have written 33 words.
So 300 words would be 10x the amount I have just written above.
That’s quite a bit for someone with zero inspiration.
Eugene Cho wrote the other day about being a writer’s funk. I can relate.
Maybe the lack of inspiration is a result of the endless number of social gatherings/parties/events we’ve been attending these past few weeks. When I get home at night, I’ve been staying up until the wee hours to read (and not write), hoping to spend some alone time in my books and be inspired. Instead, I feel extra sleepy. I guess that’s the INTROVERT in me coming out. Myers-Briggs says so. Or Carl Jung rather.
Time for a nap.