Inspiration, for me, usually comes when I’m not looking for it. When I’m driving, taking a shower, or going to bed. I’ve heard the reason for this is because this is when your brain decides to organize things. A couple of ideas run into each other, and BAM! Your story just got a whole lot better. If you’ve been thinking intensely about something, with nothing to show for it, it might be a good idea to take a break. It’s possible that is when you’ll get your best ideas. It’s when I get mine.