Sometimes you get into a zone and you're ready for anything. You can write for ten hours straight without stopping. The world you live in disappears and the one you created is the only one out there. It's a great feeling, a feeling every writer chases daily. It's an all consuming feeling and one that leaves you thinking that maybe, just maybe you made the right choice in becoming a writer.
Then there's the other 90% of the time. Most of it goes okay though it can be frustrating. About 20% of the time, you're slogging through. What do I mean by that? It means you don't want to write, you don't want to sit at the computer and your mind's operating like it's trapped in molasses. The words are slow to come or, much like my day yesterday, you could spend an hour staring into space as you try to wrap your head around a character.
Even though you'd rather quit, let the dream go for the day, you slog through. You put in your time. You refuse to quit, you refuse to watch TV or go meet friends and forget about the task you've set for yourself that day. Anyone can write when they're inspired, but you need to write when you'd rather do anything else (including when you'd rather scrub your toilets then sit looking at a blank page.)
This isn't just about writing, this is about life. I'm not being preachy, and trust me, I've chosen the lazy path many times, but it's only when I've agreed to slog through the crap times that I've been able to accomplish anything.
So, here's to all the people slogging through their day, waiting for the inspiration to hit.
Completely off topic: when did Dr. Dre become a bodybuilder? I'm not hating, he looks amazing, but wasn't he kind of chubby for years and years?