"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail" – Benjamin Franklin
It doesn’t always come naturally. It does require effort to find inspiration, in some ways it’s about finding your happy place. I'm not too sure about the theory that you wait to be inspired to do things. The reality of the media
industry is you can either produce the goods or you can’t. No one is going to care that whether you are inspired or not.
That being said I guess it is important to stay on top of ideas and always have a few ideas stirring in the pot.
What I get inspired by defiantly varies, and it can be from all sorts of places. It's all about getting 'into the zone' as some might say...
"wow...." - which I kept repeating over and over after watching 'Inception'. I was a watching an interview of the Writer/Director Chris Nolan, he said he had been trying to write/put together the story for 10years!! - Defiantly a must watch :D
IDEAS ARE FOR FREE
A simple exercise that has the potential to do so much :
Write down as many ideas as you can, it doesn’t cost you anything! Don’t worry if people say they are dumb. By gathering inspiration and ideas, you’re subconsciously building your own style of what you like and subsequently what kind of work you will eventually BE LIKE!
So make sure you jot down every single idea you have. Whatever you do, don’t judge them, just write them down, one thought could trigger another and then BOOM! you'll hopefully have something that will reel in other people's interest as well :)