Do not wait for "Inspiration". Persistence. Keep at it. Do not write for either fame or money. Write to get those creative juices out of you.. That's the real joy. For example , this flow of creative words leaves me with a good creative feeling: Story excerpt #12 Looking Forward to Funerals - (Observations as an elementary school altar boy escaping the classroom to serve at funerals) - Rain, as if nature itself is a mourner, often accentuates the feeling of sorrow. When it starts to rain, umbrellas burst open in bloom creating a stark field of steel-ribbed black flowers. … At the cemetery there always seems to be a large gathering of frail, old women. Since it is the custom for women to have their heads covered in church they all wear dark babushkas and gather like a black storm at the edge of the tent.