Sometimes you wake up in the morning and just feel blah. You don't have any energy or inspiration to make anything. But and this is the important thing, you can't let that stop you from making stuff.
It is easy to write, film, edit, or do anything else you want to do when you feel that burst of inspiration. That isn't what builds your voice and your craft. In order to do that, you have to be able to create inspiration for yourself. There are many different ways to do that, and they are different for everyone, you just have to find the ones that work for you.
The two ways that always seem to work for me is to A) just do it. Write, film, whatever. Once I start the ideas start flowing and more and more ideas come faster and faster. I just have to force myself to put those first words down, or to film that first shot and the rest just builds on that momentum.
The second trick I have is to go out into the world. Go hang out with your friends, go on an adventure. It doesn't have to be something crazy, just something fun. Put yourself out there into the world and let real life inspire you. Because let's be honest, nothing in the world of fiction is as crazy and unbelievable as the shit you see in the real world.
I hope no one out there ever lets the real world tear you down. I believe in you guys.
Jonathan Gutheinz vents about everything under the sun.