I once wrote an entire story in two months. I loved how the story played like a movie in my head and I couldn't stop. I would get out of bed and go to the computer to write because I didn't want to forget. And of course, once there, you just keep going and lose track of time.
Not sure where I get my ideas. I started a story just from a postcard I received in the mail. I noticed the missing children on the back and a story came to mind.
I used to get a lot of ideas while reading. I haven't done much reading because I've been busy writing, but I'm sure once I get into that mode again, new ideas will pop up.
But I've discovered my muse hangs out around water. When I'm doing dishes (which is why I refuse to get a dishwasher) or while I'm in the shower, my brain tends to go into a fantasy world. Can't say that it works at the beach because I'm too busy watching my son and/or curled up in a blanket, depending on how windy it is.
How about you? Where do your ideas come from?