Long time, no blog! Hope you guys are good. I don’t know if people are actually following my blog, but one day the will 😉 “Muhaha!!! & I will rule the world with the geeks, nerds and new evolved species called hipsters!”
Mirror, Mirror! Why bother when my story is already written?
A question I have been asking for some days. I mean I’ve mentioned it a few times, that I’m working on a story called ‘Knitting Knives,’ which I hope will generate an interest between my family, friends and those that take time to read my nonsensical chatter.
However, duuh duuh duhh, I was enjoy my favourite and beautiful cereal (Crunchy Nut) for linner (lunch-dinner), whilst watching something on TV, (can’t remember maybe the Simpsons or something). So while I’m watching TV, a movie trailer comes up and it is amazing. Like anyone who knows me, know that I stay far away from all that rom-com slushie. I mean I can watch it on TV, but I’m not going to the cinema for it & if there isn’t anything better on TV, then rom-com is my last defence. Anyway… I was watching the advert and it was beautiful. I mean the cast wasn’t drop-dead gorgeous, but there was something genuine about their acting that made you want to watch it. Of course, I did some quick research aka wikipedia, found out it was a book-to-movie adaptation. That’s when it all went down.
Oooh! Wikipedia! Oooh! Synopsis! How useful and dangerous a tool it can be. Reading the words line by line, until I pause and alarm bells ring in my head. “How can this be?” Closing the tab that lead to my destruction, whilst letting my imaginary tears roll down my cheeks, as I stare into the sky of despair, with only my seat to keep me upright.
Over-dramatic you say? Wouldn’t you be over-dramatic, when you think that your work has already been written?! When I felt that my story had already been written, I stopped. I didn’t write and I didn’t plot. I gave up.
Until one day. Isn’t it funny how it’s always ‘until one day,’ but really it was until one day. One day, I woke up from the cloud of depressed and failed writer, with a magical thought, that revived my story writing ability.
No two story can truly be the same (unless you’re plagiarising someone else’s work). The way I take my story, may be completely different from where John Green took his story. In the end, I will write my story and let it play out! Thank goodness I didn’t read all the synopsis (or even the book) or else my story could be manipulated by it subconsciously. Of course, once I’m finished and all is in order with ‘Knitting Knives,’ I’ll read ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ because the film looks good and that usually equates, to a better book! 😀