I hear a lot of young (and by young, I mean “new” not necessarily their age) say that they don’t get inspired to write. Well, there are a lot of good quotes about not waiting around for inspiration, but this is one that I haven’t shared before, from Dave Barry.
I write for a couple of hours every day, even if I only get a couple of sentences. I put in that time. You to that every day, and inspiration will come along. I don’t allow myself not to keep trying. It’s not fun, but if you wait until you want to write, you’ll never do it.
There are lots of days when you don’t feel like you WANT to write. But that’s the job. You sit in the chair and you just do it. The inspiration will come, or it won’t, and that doesn’t matter, because you are doing what you need to be doing: writing. Come what may.