So as you might have noticed, I have been away for a while and while I should have posted the picture above way earlier, I’ll admit that, I have been extremely lazy and, also, I seem to have lost my mojo but drawing that picture brought it back 😀 *does a little dance but not a long one, no sir!*
I have been so uninspired that it inspired me to come up with ‘The uninspired chronicles”. For the month of April, I am going to be posting about how I overcame have been trying to overcome the creative funk.
In order to get back my MOJO, I have tried several things,
1) Watched contemporary theatre
2) Read more from Indie Authors
3) Painted my own house and tried my hands on photoshop (The former is easier)
Here’s the thing, I want you guys to get involved and do a post about how you overcome the creative funk. Simply use ‘The Uninspired Chronicles’ tag and link it back to this post. I will send one of you guys a care package (or maybe I will give out more things to more people, depending on the participation levels) and I am hoping that all of you will get involved so that this thing will be more fun. Happy blogging!
P.S: For those of you who do not have a wordpress account, you can post on other blogging sites as well! Just remember to link it back to this post and I feel really shameless saying this but follow my blog so you’ll be notified when I pick a winner.
Be creative! Videos, Infographics, pictorials, poetry, write ups e.t.c are all welcome
and and and…
It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a blog, email the entry to me at ‘email@example.com’ -No excuses-
127 thoughts on “The Uninspired Chronicles”
What ambitious ways to re-ignite your inspiration! I also go through periods of being “uninspired,” and times when I am so challenged to find time to sit and write that I just don’t do it. I don’t want to find myself posting just to say I haven’t missed a day (or a week!) on my blog. I know some people are able to blog every day, and even do a great job with that very regular schedule. But that’s not me, and I’ve come to terms with that. I’ve chosen to NOT turn something I enjoy into a chore, or another to-do that makes me begin dread doing it!
Hope you find your mojo soon! Seems like you’re on the right track! ~ Sheila
I hope that you will be taking part in the making of The Uninspired Chronicles! 🙂
haha yes we shouldn’t make it a chore but we also shouldn’t turn our blogs into a carcass floating around online right? 🙂
As I mentioned in response to your comment on my blog (thank you, by the way!), my “funk” is presently more in finding the time. You’d think I’d have lots of it now that I’m jumping into this writing thing full-time, but as you know, social media eats into that time (but it is fun, so I will keep doing it!). Not to mention family and, well, life in general. I’ve saved this post–might come up with something after some thought. Great idea to get other blogs involved!
Thank you so much for getting involved!
You could even talk about an incident that inspired you! 🙂
Normally, I’ve got about as much mojo as an Andy Williams Christmas Special rerun, but I’m gonna give this challenge my best shot anyway!
And yes, I’ll also make sure that whatever I post has some Bobby Darin included as well.
Thanks for the invite!
hahahah come on t, you are being modest!
Bobby Darin is love! Thanks t! You are awesome! x
Come on, T – Andy Williams is one of my main men! I’ve got three or four of his CD’s. And of course, Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby D, Elvis, etc.
Likin’ your site as well!
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I’d be out of ideas… I never run into the issue. Wait… did I just? 😉
hahah that is so cute nelle! I hope that you will get involved in the project! I would love to read a story about it x
I love your writing style!
I posted one…
Thank you nelle! Wow you are fast! I am going over to read it now! 🙂
LOL! I was just thinking about the rut I have been in 😉
haha I am sorry I am telling everyone individually to get involved but I am really excited and I am hoping that all of you can get involved! It’s going to be awesome! Well hopefully at least 😀
It’s a very cool idea!
Thank you! You are awesome! x 🙂
It happens to all of us. But don’t think of your ‘down-time’ as wasted time. I call it ‘filling the well.’ That’s where the good stuff comes from. Just keep going. Every day means something. You may not know what it is now…but it all counts. Keep going. I mean, writers have no choice.
Hahah Donna I just doodled and came up with a story! Whoopa! *That shall be my new catch phrase* I feel like a ninja!
It will be awesome if you could take part and tell your friends to! Stay awesome!
Souinds great! I have been pretty uninspired myself lately Thanks!
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Oh, how fun! I will definitely participate. This week something finally came within me and I can’t write enough. It’s not great pose, but it’s on paper, and that’s a victory!
Thanks for letting me know about this!
It’s a pleasure to have you onboard Julie! Thank you! 🙂
Here’s mine: http://susanwritesprecise.com/2012/03/30/cob-webs-and-un-creativity/
Thank you Susan! x
You’re welcome ria-T!
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Hi there Lovely,
thank you so much for inviting me to this – flattered for sure 😉
I’d really love to participate, but I’m not really doing a lot of posting right now (except for the daily-post-commitment-thingy I got myself into), soooo I’m not sure, I’ll be able to get my ass up and moving in time – Sorry. 🙂
However, if the creative muse does happen to bite me in the afore mentioned lazy butt, I’ll be sure to link back to your post here 😉
Cool idea: Kudos! (Oh and I would find working with photoshop a LOT easier than painting a single room, let alone a whole house! You rock!)
You could do a pictorial! That could be a lot of fun! and also something different! You know the saying, “when words fail you, try the pictures!”
Ok actually there is no such saying I just made that up 😀
Painting the house was fun! More on that real soon!:)
I’ll think about it, okay? 🙂 Won’t promise anything, but you do make one hell of case for it 😉
I called it first! haha
Overcoming a creativity “funk”? Darling, just marry somebody rich, that kind of overcomes all obstacles in one swoop.
hahahahahahahah this comment made my day! Thank you! x
hmmmmmm, challenge accepted. i will do something on that real soon. and i want to read your hunger games post, but i’m probably going to see it tonight, so i don’t want to ruin it!!
also, carry a notebook around. do you do that already? because you’ll have good ideas in the strangest places and if you always have an nb with you – you’ll never run out of good creative ideas… but, more on that soon…
Mother, mother, mother!
Thank you for dropping by! Did you like the Hunger Games? was it nice?
I don’t carry a notebook around, just my phone! But I think you do have a point because sometimes I just want to doodle!
So excited that you are onboard! Can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve!
Nothing says, “No more funk” than a commitment to 30 days of writing! Good for you, and glad to see you back!
Thank you Red!
I hope you will be taking part! That’ll be awesome!
I am certain I can post one for you 😉
Awesome! can’t wait to read it!:D
Did you get lost?
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You inspired me today. Thanks so much!
I am glad that I was able to do that! x
I am going to read your post now:)
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As promised, and with you in mind…
Thank you t, just read and commented on it! It is tres awesome! Sorry I don’t know how to insert the french e on this keyboard but you get it right? :p
I will do my best to get something written, my friend. Hopefully I’ll have some “mojo” to get it done! hehe
haha I hope so too! Thank you 🙂
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Sounds like fun. Here’s mine:
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Is there a deadline? A deadline seems to be my inspiration.
haha yes the deadline is 1st of May!
Good one, brilliant, I’m feeling very inspired to be inspired today after watching a great talk by Ray Bradbury. I’ll be delighted to take part in this.
Thank you Alison! That is very sweet of you! I can’t wait to read what you have to say about this.
What was the talk about?:)
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I’m in, my friend! I will have something before May 1st.
I’m committed now!
Oh, send me a follow-up email reminder at firstname.lastname@example.org on April 18th. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!
Will do:) haha you are awesome!
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Ooh! Interested. *Starts stretching the creativity muscles.*
Awesome I can’t wait! I am now following you on the blogosphere. Consider yourself warned 😉
Here is Julie Arduini’s post 🙂 http://juliearduini.com/2012/04/11/the-uninspired-chronicles/
Hey! Thanks for commenting on my post about goals. I’d love to submit something for your uninspired chronicles! I’ll get something to you early next week. 🙂
Thank you Tanya! That will be awesome 🙂
Or maybe right now: http://thinknonchalant.wordpress.com/2012/04/12/the-uninspired-chronicles-overcoming-my-motivation-slump-with-goal-setting/
I am very impressed really! x
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Sounds fun. My entry is here:
Thank you! 😀 did you check out the update?
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What a smart rascal you are! The more creative content we send your way the less you have to come up with. You’re a genius. Plus, a scoundrel. But I say that with much appreciation and affection.
hahahha that made me smile! You caught me! :p
I am working on my own entries as well though 🙂
I hope that you will take part! x
I will work very hard on this.
Oh lol! It is you eh?! *honk* *honk* :p
Well I will look forward to that! 🙂 *bakes cake and eats it alone* :p
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Just for you. 🙂
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Thank you for the invite and i’ll do something later on to-night.
Thanks for following my blog and i will do the same for you.
It’s my pleasure! 🙂
I hope this post will be fine, i’m not a writer of stories as such 🙂
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Inspiration for me lies in looking at my bank account 🙂 Just make the words, they make sense later?
That’s a good tip! 😀 x
I can still play? Even though I just got here? *blinks, adorably*
If I can, here’s my thingie…it’s called “Meta”
“writing a poem is easy. just tear out a piece of soul…a nice big one, about two heart-widths should do…and lay it flat on a hot anvil for about thirty seconds or until it stops screaming. then ready your words…be sure to shake thoroughly, or they’ll run…and take care to choose fresh thoughts, as even a hint of staleness will rip your soul. pour carefully into the needle, letter by letter, watching for excess air bubbles and intruding speech bubbles. take your prepared soul, inject words, throw result against nearest wall until it feels “right”…and there you have it. fresh poetry. (poem should stay fresh until the moment someone reads it…afterward, dispose of carefully in an appropriate facility, as words can be toxic)”
Also whee! New blog full of nifty looking people I don’t know! Hi, y’all!
KC & Co.
haha cute! Yes of course you can! The deadline is 1st of May! 😀
Very nicely worded! riatarded is amused 😀 xoxo
*claps* Yay! *hugs*
*hugs* to you too my dear 🙂 stay awesome! x
Another tip, linked as you requested. http://faymoore.wordpress.com/2012/04/19/the-hunger-games-the-movie/
Thank you Fay! 🙂 It’s easier to keep track of everything this way! 😀 x
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woman, i linked my post to this but i don’t see my ping back. nevertheless, i’ve finally written my share. 😀
hahah that’s because I was sleeping! It’s linked back now! Let’s talk soon! 😀
I don’t know you’ve been very busy and don’t know if you’ve noticed but I nominated you for the Liebster Blog award a few days ago. 😉
Thank you! I didn’t see it! Have been busy filing taxes! :S
*hops off to your blog*
Hi I wrote this today and suddenly realised it fits for the uninspired chronicles …. hope you enjoy 🙂 http://jensinewall.wordpress.com/2012/04/29/original-thought/
This is awesome! Thanks for sharing!:D
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Sorry to bother you on this end of the weekend. I have a silly request. Please read today’s post on my blog about The Bradley Chronicles. I’d appreciate it if you could read it and then vote for my segment. You’ll see what I mean. Thanks in advance, Fay
No problemo! Consider it done 😀
Sunil Jain’s Uninspired Chronicles entry: http://tech18.com/188435-writers-block-infographics.html
I am super impressed!
Hello Ria 🙂
Thanks for posting on my behalf and I’m also full excited about this post. I hope it helps as many as bloggers to overcome the writer’s block.
Happy Blogging 😀
Another awesome entry (There are 3 parts to it)
i like this entry a lot.
It’s wonderful isn’t it? His blog is awesome too! Do check it out! 🙂 x
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I’ve posted a tutorial on how to overcome writer’s block. You need to be able to devote an entire evening for this ritualistic activity. Please follow all steps exactly as outlined in the tutorial.
Thank you Amit! That’s super awesome! Love the Gifs!
The last one is my absolute favorite! haha x
Only wanna comment that you have a very decent site, I the layout it really stands out.
Aaargh! Deadline is today & I’ve only come by this. What an inspired idea! I think it’s great. Marvellous.
Hope it went well, & it got you rolling.
When I can’t write – and it DOES happen,I get things done that I’ve been putting aside because I’ve been writing BUT ALL THE MEANWHILE, I’m thinking of my piece, what I want to say, where I can pick it up again. That works for me.
http://www.VodkaWasMyMuse.wordpress.com (video diary) / http://www.WordsFallFromMyEyes.wordpress.com (1st draft of a novel)
I’m such an idiot. Such an idiot. I forgot. I’m such an idiot. I’m passed the deadline and I haven’t even made one! You asked me so many times yet I forgot. See, I’m being stupid right now and I feel terrible! 😦 Oh, please forgive my soul. I did not mean for this to happen to such a sweet person like yourself! I’m a horrible person 😦 How could I ever repay you?
hahahah Pat! It’s alright! I still love you 🙂
Awww… thank you for your merciful ways of pardoning me. I love you too 🙂
I need to beg forgiveness, too. I had plans to do this the first week of May, but my doctor sent my laptop home and told me it was not welcome at the hospital. I think he takes himself far too seriously.
Awww Red I hope you are doing well and no worries you can always drop me a post whenever you feel like it! I am still working on the e book! 🙂
You got it. 😉
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