You’re camped out under your apple tree watching a woodpecker five feet away.
It’s the closest you have even been to one in your life.
And you wonder, ‘Geez, am I so lethargic that a woodpecker has no clue a living being is nearby?’
That’s when you should reach for a trusty source of inspiration:
“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It is lethal.”
Yes, it’s just a bird. And yes, you’re not raking in serious cash, but your writing life is not routine. And for that, you can be thankful.