Every morning (whether I want to or not), I turn off my computer, say goodbye to email and IMs and the characters of the current book I'm writing, and trudge to my gym. Some days my feet work better than others; other days they require a little extra motivation, but I'm always glad when I get there. I pop on my MP3, crank up my music, and start running on my favorite treadmill--the one that gives me the best view of the gym--if you know what I mean. :-) On a good day, I can usually last an hour. And, I kid you not, with my music cranked and my legs racing, I get some of my best book ideas, dialogue, plot lines, you name it. I carry paper and pen with me at all times, but especially to the gym for this very reason. I usually return home, eager to get my fingers back to my keyboard (after a hot shower and some water, of course).
Where do you find your inspiration for your books? How do you recharge your writing batteries?