I haven’t written in over 2 months. I haven’t even been inspired to come up with a single poetic syllable. It feels like I lost my mojo or my muse left me high and dry. But then again, I do think of writing every day. My heart, my head and my fingers twitch every second.
I keep telling myself, maybe I’ve finally experienced what they call ‘the writers block’. At least I’d like to think that’s the problem. But something tells me its more than that. I’ve been known to over think things and over-analyze every situation. I guess this is one of those situations huh? Maybe it is, maybe it’s not, who knows..
All I can say is, I lost my Mojo and it’ll be good to find it in someone’s ‘lost and found box’ somewhere somehow. I started this blog to get my poetry out there, and it’s been a beautiful experience, but then two books later and I’m wanting more. Not just poetry but J. K Rowlings’ kind of deal.
I started working on a sci-fi book last year but somehow my storyline keeps taking different forms. I find myself constantly comparing the plots to something I’ve seen in any sci-fi fantasy movie I watch lately, and In a bid to be overly creative and different, I end up wearing myself out.
However, for the last 2 months, it’s been completely silent in my head. No new ideas for a scene or plot. Not even a poetry line comes to mind. Then today I heard someone use the phase “Fake it till you make it” and it got me thinking. Can you fake your way through creativity. Can you have poetry without the passion and emotion? or can you create that masterpiece of a storyline without your creative juices flowing or while your ‘Mojo’ is still missing. Perhaps it takes discipline.
I mean I’ve had to fake an orgasm multiple times just to get it over with, but I never thought it was possible to fake creativity just to keep going???? Is it really possible?
Not saying anyone really does fake creativity and I know what you’re probably gonna say next is; “It’ll come back to you when it does”.. but what if it doesn’t? Is this what happens to dead dreams? You hear about people never getting to make their dreams a reality and you cant help but wonder what happened. Or you hear about one hit wonders and you wonder how they ended up in the archives of time and forgotten memories.
I know I’m over thinking the simplest of things again, but I cant help but think. I really do believe I may have been a Greek philosopher in my past life.
That being said. Thanks for visiting my blog. Be sure to buy my book here —> (Poetry My Love) and follow me on Twitter @GloriaE
I’ll try to write a little more often. Hopefully my Mojo will find its way home again 🙂
For the first time in a long time, i decided to buy a Blu-Ray DVD as opposed to just waiting on my Netflix delivery, and the Movie i choose to buy this time was ‘Prometheus’.
Even though i had heard from a couple of friends that it was a terrible movie, my obsession with Greek mythology and the name ‘Prometheus’ got the better of me. I couldn’t walk away from the counter the moment it came out on DVD. Now i’m left with a need to join the Crowd in Chanting the Phrase; ‘it was beautifully produced and Cinematography was damn near perfection, but the storyline wasn’t that great’.
What i do find however interesting, is the origin of this storyline and the recycling of ideas within Sci-fi. If you’re into Greek Mythology like i am, you probably already know that the Greek god Prometheus was credited with creating Man from Clay. And if you’ve been following the History Channel’s Documentary Series; ‘Ancient Aliens’, then you probably already know, much of this storyline was borrowed from proponents of the ‘Ancient Astronaut theory’ like Giorgio A. Tsoukalous.
A few years ago i remember reading works of Sitchin that echoes this storyline, so to see a full movie completely wrapped around it, is somewhat unoriginal to me. If you haven’t tied the dots here, let me quickly tie it up for you.
Economists Zecharia Sitchin is one of a few group of people to lead a new a paradigm slowly making its way into modern popular folklore. Through his major work; ‘Genesis Revisited’ Sitchin explores ancient mythology and the mysterious megalithic ruins found around the globe. from Sumeria, to Egypt, Greece and Peru. He seeks to demonstrate that there was a time in ancient history when an extraterrestrial race had genetically manipulated and manufactured mankind for various reasons, one of which includes slavery. The theory, now embraced by a lot many other writers, who have incorporated it into what is apparently a new worldview, essentially assert that these ancient Sumero-Babylonian gods, ‘the Anunnaki’, are aliens from the planet Nibiru (Sitchin’s “12th Planet”), which passes by the earth every 3,500 years and that the genesis story is a modification of a more ancient Sumerian folklore.
While the likes of Giorgio A. Tsoukalous don’t believe these ancient creating aliens may be dead. Sitchin’s school of thought seem to think these creating gods may be dead in their home planets. I’m guessing the writers of Prometheus chose to follow Sitchin’s school of thought on this one.
The only foreign idea introduced in the movie unfortunately wasn’t even original in any way. It was more or less stolen from the Movie ‘Aliens vs Predators’.
So i guess through all this, my biggest question is; ‘Is there any such thing like Pure Creativity? and above all else where does sci-fi cross over from fiction to fact and is it possible to have fact without fiction and the Choice of Belief, is that what it is, as proposed my the Movie ‘A personal choice’?
All the same, I guess it’s also a great movie since its got Idris Elba, Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender 🙂