There's nothing like reading a really good writer's work to stir up the old writing passions again. I'm currently reading Neil Gaiman's Fragile Things, a collection of short stories and poems. Though they are not exactly what I would write, being a bit creepier and less tidy than my own work, there is a finess in the craft and a vividness in the imagination that I would hope to find in my own. I wish writing were easier, but alas, like most other worthwhile things in life, it takes work.
Incidentally, I also replaced my Firefly DVDs at last. That was a short-lived TV series that was popularized after the fact by DVDs and then resurrected as a movie, Serenity. Again, there's some interesting wordplay and vivid imagination.
Since I haven't been able to work writing fiction back into my schedule (yet), I am compromising by intending to write something for the blog every day. I'm telling you folks so I have some accountability. Let's see how long this lasts, shall we?