To be honest everything I right comes from my imagination.
How you may ask? well I like to get inspiration from other works, both published and unpublished. Now please take note that when I say 'get inspiration' i don't mean plagiarizing, i mean appreciating someones creativity in the writing style they use and pretty much the method they use to get their story across. In other words, i look at other works to learn something new everyday.
Another inspiration is music, yes music, with a healthy dose of imagination. How does that work? Well i simply imagine the song or playlist am listening to as a background music to a scene in which my story is taking place, write a spider diagram of things i want to make sure i get down, imagine the scenes again and again, till i get what am looking for.
I won't lie, I am an impulsive writer, even if i make plans, i'll find myself changing a few specific scenes to suit whats playing in my mind as I write so yeah....taking all that inspiration and putting it down is a lot of work and dedication. One chapter can take me six to seven hours to get down what i want to write, with the correction of grammatical errors and inconsistencies in the story telling being the bane of my existence.
So yes, its tough, but worth it. I believe that work done with passion and dedication is worth it, so didn't let my words get you down, its good to be realistic with your reality but willing to fight for what you want. Mistakes happen, you may not like what you write after a while but hey, learning from our mistakes make us better writers and better people.
so i wish you the best! and remember don't give up!