After a decade long break from writing, I picked it up again when I started this blog in late April. Rusty and out of practice, it felt both good and terrifying all at once. Inspired to write by the circumstances of my life, I felt compelled to create this blog. Writing provides me with a creative outlet and a platform to help others. Many people start writing, painting or another creative outlet because they’re inspired by their life’s circumstances, but they don’t continue pursuing their art as their inspiration wanes.
The thing with inspiration is that it is not constant. It is fickle and ever changing. If we rely only on inspiration to drive our craft, than we are likely lose interest as our inspiration wanes. Rather than relying on inspiration, rely on habit. Make your craft a part of your daily routine. This will make it a way of life and not reliant upon the fickle nature of inspiration.
The draw in participating the daily prompt for me was exactly that. It has been to establish writing as an important part of my daily routine. This will help me polish my writing skills and ensure my blog doesn’t become just a flash in the pan.