“Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.” - Madeleine L’Engle
When we think of inspiration, we often imagine it as a bolt of lightning striking us out of nowhere. We imagine creative geniuses like L’Engle sitting in their studies, waiting for inspiration to strike before they can begin writing. But as L’Engle points out, this is not how inspiration usually works. Instead, inspiration comes while we are in the act of creating, rather than before it.