That’s why I make a point of collecting and storing anything that might be useful to my writing. I’ll talk more about this in a bit, but the point here is that I almost never have to wait for inspiration. There are always limitless ideas waiting for me, ready to be combined with other ideas into something new and fresh. And it’s all thanks to my workflow.
Learning to take “idea collection” seriously is one of the first steps to being a prolific writer of high-quality work. Many people underestimate how much energy is takes to “think of something” and so feel that observing, collecting, organizing, and reviewing ideas is a self-indulgent waste of time. But it’s key to a productive (and less stressful) writing workflow.