"If you’re going to be a writer, the first essential is just to write. Do not wait for an idea. Start writing something and the ideas will come. You have to turn the faucet on before the water starts to flow."
I really like this. Sometimes I do wait for ideas to come when I should be "doing" instead. There are times when life gets in the way and sorta drys up the ideas but again, if we prime the pump, they do return.
Ideas are all around us. We just have to open ourselves up to them, let 'em know we're listening and looking.
Plus it helps to leave out chocolate for the plot bunnies.:-)