Sherri A. Wingler
Inspiration is like lightning; sometimes it strikes and it is a flash of brilliance that is breathtaking to behold. The sad truth is that if I waited for inspiration to strike, I'd never get anything written. I usually carry a small notebook around for those times when it does hit (always while I'm doing something exciting like the dishes or the laundry!). Then I spend an hour every night rearranging my notes and adding pages to my story. That's not very inspiring, but even if it's bad in the first draft, it gives me something to edit. By the 8th or 9th edit it usually looks something like a story.