Inspiration. All to often I find myself to be, what I think is, uninspired. It’s true. Currently I’m working on a project where my job is to help facilitate the MVP for a skunk works division of a major media & publishing mogul. The project lead asked me yesterday, “Are you excited about the project? Isn’t this project exciting?”. I looked him dead in the eye and say “Not yet. I’ll be excited when I know the answer”.
Perhaps this is one of my fatal flaws. That is, my absolute need to have a great answer before I can get excited about what I’m working on. You see figuring out the answer doesn’t excite me. In fact, it stresses me out! However, with each project I work on I go through this same process, and at the end of the stress, I always end up excited at the answer, because I know it’s the best answer we, the team, could have come up with.
Which brings me to my original thought. Am I just an uninspired person? What is inspiration really? Think about that for a second. What does inspiration feel like and think like? We’ve heard that inspiration comes in many forms, but what IS it… really?
I don’t think I have an answer to this question… but do you?
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I think this comes down to personality types: some people love ambiguity and are put off by certainties (others, such as yourself) are the opposite. Anyway, I suspect most writers don’t love writing when they’re in the process of doing it….
Hmmm great point! Thanks Vicky!