Recently I've had the misfortune of having two great story ideas, but absolutely no mood or motivation to write them, which in turn inspired me to make this post.
What motivates you to write? Do you require a certain mood, or is it something you can just sit down and write? Do you like writing with music playing, or silence?
Mostly I am just curious to see how other people go about it. Personally I find that I write best if I'm feeling particularly moody, for some reason it makes the words flow better. Any other time I practically have to force myself to sit down and compose something.