One of my greatest sources of inspiration has always been...
Or movement of any kind. Most of my writing is done while I'm on my nightly walks. Or taking a yoga class, in the gym lifting weights or hiking through a state park. I am always more creative when I am more active.
Most of my writing is initially done in the Notes app of my iPhone. While I'm out on the trails or in the gym I'll jot down notes and thoughts that will later turn in to a full blog. Even half my book was initially written on my phone.
I recently swapped phones and somehow messed up the back up so I lost everything. EVERYTHING. Pictures, calendar, contacts and yes, all my notes. I don't even remember all the half-written posts that were there. Words I may never get back.
My other big inspiration is of course my family and friends. Most of my writing is about the lessons I've learned being a mom, friend, wife, lover, employee, teacher, etc. My kids love/hate when I write about them. My students get excited when they "make the blog." Some other people I think would probably rather not be written about.
But, if you are in my life, you are fair game to be in my writing.
This post is part of #AprilMoon15, a series of daily writing prompts found at Kat McNally Words To Soothe the Weary Soul.