Meet those that Inspire You

So I’ve been reading books from this author for nearly 20 years. My first book of his I read in only a few days while working a tedious office job. I consumed it as it made my imagination go into over drive. Mainly because the topic was fantastical and wondrous – and in some ways, very possibly true.

It was Fingerprints of the Gods.

And the author is Graham Hancock!

Although he has dabbled in fiction, his books are mostly hypothetical pre-history investigations.

I find this stuff incredible fascinating and I like it as it questions orthodox understandings of our recorded history. I’ve always questioned many of today’s understood facts – say like the Big Bang theory. Like how do scientists even know this- they took some readings and guessed. Yeah, they don’t really know. Maybe Thanos snapped his fingers!?

Personally, I think it’s a bit of truth to something normally believed to be myth and fantasy. It’s a bit of science fiction but done in reverse. The superior tech was in the past not the future.

Mr. Hancock inspires my own creativity and fiction writing. And as a writer, one should meet and talk to those that inspire you. Let them know as it builds our small community and it scan truly be motivational to continue what we do. So go. Do it. Enjoy.

Here’s Graham Hancock signing my copy of America Before and like his other books will definitely be interesting and entertaining!

A decade, huh?

Dayna was the only daughter of the King of Valaxia.  Her marriage was a strategic arrangement with the Duke Rilo of Relen, the ruler of the only adversary of the peoples of Valaxia.   Days before the tournament of chivalry, Dayna pondered the idea of marriage vs. the life of a free spirit.   While in the forest of legions, she understood she wasn’t cut for the harsh environment outside the castle and decided to marry the Baron’s son, whom she’d never met, on the basis, she will have all the luxuries she had since birth.  While she returns to see her new promised husband in tournament, he was seriously slammed with a lance and killed dead on the jousting field.   Her father, whom only promised his daughter to Baron Nolan as a peace offering after 20 years of war, decided to send his daughter off to the monastery to learn the life of a commoner, as a grounding tool.   Poor Dayna who wanted to be independent, whom decided to remain a slave to her kingdom, must face the new truth of her original passion.  Dayna, no longer a princess, but a women forced to learn a hard lesson about life.

I wrote this paragraph over ten years ago. It was the first thing I wrote in an effort of writing a massive fantasy opus. After ten years of work and seeing it finally taking shape this paragraph comes off primitive and cliche.

Don’t be alarmed if a project takes years – or even decades – because it’s a passion you should be dedicated no matter how long it takes….

Out of hibernation….

Just another day. Or maybe not.

Daughter went back to NYU. She had been home since just before Christmas. We were getting used to having her around but it was time for her to go back for the Spring Semester. It will be a bit quieter around here.

Today was the first big day to break down a project of mine. It’s this script that I’ve been working for a while with some old friends and colleagues. I was about half way done but just couldn’t shake this odd feeling that it just wasn’t right. I wanted to like it. I wanted to be happy with the progress. Yet, it was all wrong. So, now I’m shuffling some scenes around. I believe I determined the issue: the flow was off.

Work also continues on some prose stories. I really hope to start seeing more of them out of my head and onto paper. I’ve set some hard deadlines for myself and I know I can make them. That deadline: May 30th for a rough draft.

Then there’s a comic book project with another friend. Story is approved and scripting is moving along. Concept art should be starting.

Woah! Maybe I have too much in the hopper? Maybe I should slow down and focus. Actually, I think this will help me to push me out of my hibernation. Time to get to work. Push for those dreams….