Try challenging yourself to write. Yes, at times I feel I need to be in the mood. I need to have inspiration. Sometimes I just need to start writing. Today I challenged myself to write 4 articles. I challenged myself to do my first one in 15 minutes. I did it. It is now saved and simmering to be edited later.
Here's what helped:
- On another day I'd come across some material I thought might make a good topic. My writing is sold at Constant-Content.com so I choose topics I feel will sell to the audience that visits there. This topic stuck out (topic was fear), so I'd printed out ideas from a few websites and left them on my desk for a later. Often I'll create a word document and gather ideas and save them. Both methods are equally effective.
- Then I sat down not to copy from the printed material, but to have a conversation in my head about the topic. My thoughts would come out my fingertips (as I'm doing now). The material was merely supportive. I liked the tips it offered. When I got to a place in my conversation where I needed a practical tip or the next paragraph direction, I glanced at the paper. I adapted what I read to suit my article.
So what I'm saying helps is to gather material you can use at a later date, and to write as though you're talking to someone.