I don’t receive inspiration and then write.
No, I write and then I receive inspiration.
The Muse doesn’t reward the artist sitting around waiting to be told what to write next.
Artist are explorers, finding a new path through the unknown. From time to time, a shed of light is found in that darkness.
Of course, you’re not very good when you start. Neither was Whitman, Hemingway or King.
The first draft is always terrible. Once you’ve sat down and typed something, now you can go back and make it better.
Putting pen to paper is the first and hardest step to take. One that artists choose to make every day.