So the thing about writing is that it takes discipline.
I haven't been writing much. Journaling here and there, but I haven't been generating any new fiction. NaNoWriMo is coming up in a matter of days, and in order to succeed I will have to write 1667 words per day, every day. I have done it before, but it's been a long time. At the time that I pulled it off I was writing every day anyway. 500 words a day, or 1000.
I just wrote 131 words of new fiction and I feel like I just ran a mile. The problem is that I'm going to have to run a marathon starting in two weeks.
So, it's time to start ramping up. Little by little, maybe, but I've got to start producing again. Today was just over 100 words — tomorrow can be 200. If I keep adding to it, by the time November 1 rolls around I'll be in shape and will have finally completed this short story I started a year and a half ago. It's humor, too, which is good because my NaNovel will be, also.
And in terms of inspiration… for those who missed this a few days ago, Neil Gaiman, on The Moment, and Wil Wheaton, on being inspired by Neil Fucking Gaiman. (Thank you, Patrick.) :)