And this from Brenda Ueland’s book, If You Want to Write:
Inspiration comes very slowly and quietly. Say that you want to write. Well, not much will come to yo the first day. Perhaps nothing at all. You will sit before your typewrite or paper and look out the window and begin to brush you hair absentmindedly for an hour or two. Never mind. That is all right. That is as it should be–though you must before your typewriter just the same and know, in this dreamy time, that you are going to write, to tell something on paper, sooner or later. And you also must know that you are going to sit here tomorrow for a while, and the next day, and so on, forever and ever.