Need some inspiration?
... If you're like 90% of writers (I may be fudging the numbers a bit, but let's be honest here), you're probably looking for some.
Inspiration is a writer's lifeblood, after all!
(If you're not looking for inspiration, are you even a real writer?)
Whether you're stuck on a draft, slogging through edits, or anxiously querying, I guarantee I've got something good for you.
All of us have those days where we're staring at the blinking cursor on our computer screens. All motivation is gone. We don't even know how to spell "the" anymore. Is it "your" or "you're?"
It's every writer's worst nightmare.
If that happens to you, here's what you need to do...
Go get your oil changed.
... Now wait a minute. Don't call me crazy and click off the page just yet.
Instead, take a peek at this awesome story.
Meet Amy. She's a writer who was struggling on her latest book.
One day, she decided to boost her word count at Tires Tires Tires while she waited for her oil to be changed. She was only expecting 500-ish words -- it was busy, crowded, and there were a lot of distractions around.
Instead, she cranked out 4,000 words!
Obviously, TTT was the muse she'd been waiting for!
So she went back with her sister's car. Then her second car. Then her friend's car.
Before she knew it, she was out of reasons to visit!
That's when something awesome happened.
After a conversation with an employee during her last visit there, she got this message from the store manager:
Shortly after, Tires Tires Tires named Amy as their "Writer in Residence!"
Amy is now a recurring visitor to the store... and she doesn't have to interrogate her friends to see who's due for an oil change!
Moral of the story?
Next time you need inspiration, ask yourself this question...
"Is it time to get my oil changed?"
Where is the strangest place that you've cranked out the words?
Let me know in the comments below!
Happy writing, and don't forget...
FINISH THAT BOOK! :)