Getting inspiration can be difficult. No matter what you're doing it always seems like there can be a road block. For me, one of the hardest things that I do is writing. Don't get me wrong, I love writing, and I'm pretty much doing it 95% of the time, both at work and at home. There are times though, when you just get stuck. There's never been anyone in the world that hasn't experienced that. So, how to get through it?
Well, there are things that work differently for each person, but I have found that music is my inspiration. I have my iPod on me at all times. Different kinds of music can spark different kinds of reactions in you as you work, too. For me, if I have an idea that blindsides me and I need to get it out, it's usually something fast. I'll slow it down when it comes time to edit.
I have a habit of going for the same song over and over again, for a while it was "Hysteria" by Muse, right now, it's All American Rejects. (In case you haven't noticed, I have a wide array of musical choices). I've seen more and more authors giving credit in their published works to the bands that they listened to while they composed their story. Blog writers have started to do this too, by tagging their posts with current music playing information.
I only get my musical suggestions from what's recommended to me, since I rarely listen to the radio, new music escapes me sometimes until someone asks me if I've heard this song. Music can be the thing that opens the doors to communication with a potential client or even a new friend.
Are you sharing your current musical choices with the people around you?