Typically this would be a Writing Prompt Monday, but I thought I'd switch it up a bit. Writing prompts are supposed to help you get the creative juices flowing, inspire you. What I want to know is: What gets you writing?
I'll find myself in slumps where I won't write at all. We all go through this. Sometimes it'll be a few days, a week. Other times I'll go without writing for months, even. When I get to that point, I often find myself feeling really bad about the time I'm "wasting." I know you shouldn't feel bad about taking writing breaks, but that doesn't stop the guilt, does it?
When I get to that point where I'm just completely lost for words, I turn to books. This is when I go to the library and check out a crazy amount of books, and just sit at home and read. Without fail, after I've read a handful of really amazing books, I always feel pumped up to write again. They say you should read what you write in order to gain experience and help your writing grow. And I agree. But I also use that idea to get the YA creativity going. I find it enjoyable, and comforting to put myself in the middle of several stories/worlds to get myself back in the flow of writing.
Reading is the most inspiring thing to me. So what about you? What inspires you? Is it certain movies? TVshows? Music? Tell us about it in the comments section. Maybe this will help others to find ways to get inspired.