That is a question I often hear.
Well, there are a lot of things to consider, because one works a full-time job, has a family - and needs time for writing. So the first thing my wife and I did was having agreements about how and when to spend time for one's project.When she works on her projects I have time for mine as well, and so on.
|(c) Azarya - My original notes from 2012, Michael T. Bhatty|
That scene along with her black bikini made it right into the book. Funny thing was that we always sat across and talked of course. I even got the offer to read her 'Shades of Grey'.
Well, the essence of this is: I make notes if I see something that inspires me, at restaurants, trains or planes. Smartphone or pen and paper, whatever is at hand.
Oh, and when appropriate I ask people if I am allowed to use their words. Seemed important to me.