Pay Attention

Quite a few readers responded to my last post (thank you!), and I figured I’d share another favorite Neil Gaiman quote: 

“You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it.”

I remind myself of this whenever I’m feeling unproductive or creatively stymied, ie right now - ok, so the discipline’s slacked a bit, and that’s ok, rewatch Curb Your Enthusiasm and eat jelly beans, it’s good for you and you probably needed it. Maybe, just maybe, relax, you maniac - by being kind to ourselves and paying attention, we give inspiration permission to enter our orbit.