Like most of the things you run into when searching for something else, last night I ran into the “Classic Albums Sundays” site and found out that they have a special presentation of John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” album. It even includes a live listening session and discussion in Amsterdam.
Of course, it would not only b great to be able to be present, but even more so, to write about something so great like the “A Love Supreme”album. There’s something to be inspired by!
But then, what if it is not Coltrane, or that novel or short story that has been simmering somewhere in that still secret file, or special notebook and you still have to write? What if it is that “special, extraordinary” new washing machine model you know or care nothing about, but brings in the much needed cash? What is inspiring about that?
Initially, it seems - nothing. Probably the less inspiring thing to write about would be somebody else’s dirty laundry that is to go into that washing machine.
But there is, or to be more precise, there can and should be. And it is not only because you need that money or you might need a new washing machine at some point after all.
The inspiring thing i should be that you are writing about it. Writing itself should be the inspiring elements. Have in mind that this is something you have always wanted to do and somebody is (or at least, should) paying you for it; somebody really needs that washing machine right now and it might be your words that will help him out.
And then, also, no matter how much you like Coltrane or want to write that novel of yours - this might not be the right moment to write about them, or the real inspiration, no matter how much you want it to be there, simply isn’t.
Not inspired by the washing machine? Thing about the fact that you are writing about it. You can always put on “A Love Supreme” and get inspired.