Do you write when you're inspired, or do you write to get inspired?
"Both." - Heidi Kling, author of Sea.
"Neither! I'd have to say that I don't really believe in inspiration in the traditional sense; I've worked as a computer science lab aide for my college, and if the students in my classes claimed they couldn't code because they 'weren't inspired,' the reply would be laughter and, 'Try harder!' Because of course programming, like writing, requires creativity, planning, and problem-solving, which is why I think my brain shouldn't get away with slacking off when I'm trying to write a novel rather than a program." - Karen Kincy, author of Other.
"Both. I can’t count on being inspired to write; I have two young kids at home, so I have to write when I have time, not when my muse visits! And yes, writing makes me feel unlike anything else I do. I think it must be how marathoners feel when they achieve that runner’s high. (Notice the 'must be.' No '26.2' sticker on MY car!) Getting a complex scene on paper gives me a sense of satisfaction that borders on euphoria." - Kristin Tubb, author of Selling Hope.
Visit again on Thursday to find out if our authors wait for their muse or drag her kicking and screaming.