Inspiration- yes well that initially strikes and away I go... but what if it flags, stales, stalls, the words begin to bore even the writer?
Ah, I have a solution. Its part of my personality/research/hoarding? I am a collector of bits and pieces that matter to me, that contain that zing factor, that propel me into daydreaming, remembering, making connections.
I have folders that capture the essence of the creativity and personality of my six kids- well they are grown ups now, but if I trawl through my folders I find treasure:
That's really important for me right now as I reach the end section of the novel that has taken me about 3 years to really steer in the right direction.
These folders become a visual snapshot of the busyness and fruitfulness of a lifestyle that was lived in the zoom, zoom zone. Now I can slow it down and savour. And reinvent!