Dear C. M. Chang,
I cannot write unless my creative muse is with me. So many times I’m waiting and waiting until I feel inspired.
What am I doing wrong?
Dear O. G.,
Are you living in Ancient Greece? The muses are a myth!
What you need to do is simple. Sit your ass down and start typing, writing, dictating — whatever your medium requires. Even if it’s garbage or doodling. The key is to be doing it!
Otherwise the hours, days, years will pass by and you’ll have nothing.
If you’re in first draft mode, music can help. Wine perhaps. But, maybe not when you’re editing.
C. M. Chang