I have been very fortunate in the jobs I have had over the years. And there has been a wide variety of them even so.
But they have primarily been “left-brain” work, very analytical stuff. So while my left-brain has been occupied getting the job done, my right-brain has been able to indulge itself in unfettered flights of fancy.
And I have learned to keep a small notebook with me at all times to jot down the ideas as they come.
Somedays I may not have any inspirations but other days I run on for page after page.
I’ve checked and, yes, it has a lot to do with planetary positions and bio-rhythms.
Still, my wife wonders why I bother to keep all these ideas as I already have over a thousand book ideas outlined.
But I still keep accumulating them and they have sometimes helped me combine two different concepts into one, better, story.
Gee, only six hundred books now…