Over the last couple of years I have found that wanting to be a published writer has become more of a need. Since the first story I ever wrote I find that there are twice the stories that I never finished. So finally the other day while my husband was asleep I decided to read over the ones that lay unfinished to see what was I thinking and why I never finished them. What I found out was that I became uninspired.
Inspiration is a very important part of writing. At least it is to me. If I can't get wrapped into the story I am writing then I just lose focus and interest in what the story is about. Therefore it will forever be unfinished. I just can't seem to push myself into completing it. To tell the truth I can't even see a reader finishing it and I really wouldn't blame them.
If the author isn't inspired by what they are writing then the reader won't be inspired to read it. That to me is the greatest gift an author can give a reader. Inspiration. If the world we are building inspires us to create amazing characters that do unworldly things then our readers will be inspired to believe in that world and actually imagine and believe those characters could do those things there. Without inspiration then the world would just be dull and grey which isn't any fun to read or even imagine.
So if you are a writer who has found it hard to write the next great vampire book or YA novel take a look at your work and ask yourself if you are really inspired by that subject. If the answer is no then find what you ARE inspired by. Once you do then the creative juices should start flowing! Now go out there & get inspired!