Inspirated (verb): a combination of the words motivated and inspired. (Definition: mine).
Origins: Little Miss Cupcake, My Kitchen Rules, 2013, Channel 7, Australian TV
In the current series of reality cooking contest, MKR, one contestant nicknamed Little Miss Cupcake uses this term often, although perhaps accidentally. We are yet to see whether there is more than cake batter to this particular participant. She may have actually meant it.
In the meantime, Chuck Wendig has this current post up at terribleminds: The Hardest Writerly Truth Of Them All, in which he discusses the emails he gets from writers :
These emails ask me things like, How do I get motivated? or How do I get inspired?
Chuck answers this with the simple response : you just do.
Well, Chuck Wendig. Lately, I just don't.
I am, in the glugs of my first-running-into-second revision pass through my work in progress, definately, uncatergorically, NOT Inspirated in the least. I just don't.
That's okay, though.
Because I still sit down every morning, I still muck around finding things to do that aren't revising. I um and ah over giving up all the blog challenges, (like this one) or pulling out of lessons, or maybe I should join in more – what about April's Blogging from A-Z challenge, or that WanaCon, or — look, there's something else over there, ooh, it's shiny. Maybe a walk would do it, or maybe those M&M's? No, maybe I should do some more journaling, open up the 'ol free flow tap, talk about my problems with my daughter's school, or my plans for super hero powers, or…
Then I get on with it. Inspirated or not.
Which, I believe, is what Chuck Wendig was on about anyway. Just without the “inspiration” or cupcakes for that matter.
46 scenes down, 7 new ones written, 30 to revise.
Twitter tags relevant: #inspirate #inspirated #inspiration #MKR #ROW80 #MyWANA #atozchallenge