The last few weeks have been strolling along quite briskly. I have been back at varsity for around a month now, and my workload is a lot more this semester than the last. Surprisingly though, considering I that I am the laziest ass I know, I have been keeping up with College, work, and life in general; even finding the time to do absolutely nothing constructive.
For those who may not know, my biggest life dream is to become an author one day. I started my first book about five years ago already (geepers… time flies). I got through around three chapters before shelving it due to laziness, stale writing, and lack of ideas to string the story together. Since then, I started another short story just so I could finish it and say that I have accomplished writing one. That for some or other reason, inspired me to write a whole new book too :S which obviously, has not been finished.
The reason I bring this all up though, is due to the latest and last release of the Harry Potter movie series. The series ended a few years ago already, but the last movie only just came out recently.
I dislike J.K.Rowling. She has written a series that not only tells a good story, but weaved together a believable world that has taken the world by storm. A series this big hasn’t existed since the original Star Wars trilogy (in my opinion.) It’s going to be hard to top a series such as this one, and it partially puts me off writing.
However though in a sick sort of contrast, the series inspires me to write too. Not in the sense that I will take her ideas and give my sort of spin on it, but that I feel I could write an equally believable world into existence, and give my readers the ultimate pleasure that makes them readers in the first place; the ability to imagine entire images and fantasies out of simple words. A place that anybody can get lost in, a place where emotions flow from the pages onto their very hearts, a place where an imagination can run rampant! I’m contemplating new ideas once again, for the first time in months.
I won’t be toppling Harry Potter anytime soon, but I will be toppling my own expectations of myself… that, I promise.