October 18, 2013

First Snow & Writing Again

Something magical happened yesterday...

First snow came down – white beautiful snowflakes were snowing, covering the earth with white. First I literally couldn’t believe my eyes. I thought was I seeing my own things or saw a dream but it was actually snowing!

Cats wanted to go outside, although I was skeptical how long they could bare being in the balcony. Soon Pikkunen was scratching the door and when I went to open the door, I saw Lara and her fur was full of snowflakes. Cute.

I have started writing again. I have told earlier about my oldest fictional writing project which I have been writing for over four years now and it’s already 267 full A4 pages long and is about quite a heavy subject. That I haven’t written since 20th of July. Last time I had written my other project was on last February, so it has been 8 months incubating on the back of my head until now. This project is much more lighter subject than the first one – to me at least. I have written this second project 20 full A4 pages but I don’t really know how long it’s going to be...

Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven” plays quite a big part of my second project and tells you a little bit about the subject. I can’t yet tell the exact idea or plot but it does include ravens and raven-like things.

I don’t like to call my writing projects books for they aren’t there yet. Only when I have finally finished one of them and taken it to the publishing agencies, then I can call it a book. The word “book” makes it sound so grandiose and ready and perfect, which none of my projects are not yet. Or maybe my oldest project is closest of being a book, but it still needs a lot of work and re-reading.

I was talking with one of my friends on the other day and I started to talk about my writings and she told me she would like to read them some day – that’s good, for I need some readers to read what I have written and tell what they think about the text and all... I have translated the first part (there are many, many parts) of my first writing project, for I had started to write it in English at first. My friend said it doesn’t matter whether it’s in English or Finnish but I like it to be Finnish. So now I need to re-read the first part and polish it a bit if needed and then I can let people close to me read it, even it’s a hard subject. I’m so excited on what they are going to be thinking about it for I don’t consider myself as a writer. But is it that if I don’t see myself as a writer yet, can I ever be one? I think that when my first actual book has come out then I can call myself a writer. I want to be a writer. Now I can call my writing a hobby but I would like to call it a job one day.
It may sound so silly but I have sometimes thought that if and when my books are published, they will be translated in many languages and made into a movie or a musical. In my head I see my writing like a movie, scene by scene – I’m imagining it like that so I can write it down. I need to see it like a movie in my head – It’s just like I’m living my text inside my head. My first writing project I see as a film and the second one with the ravens and Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven” I see more like a musical than a movie – but that will do if it’s a movie about the musical, just like “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” made in 2007, starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Alan Rickman. I would love the movie to be directed by Tim Burton and composed by Hans Zimmer – oh, that would be a dream come true. Still, even I want my writings to be books someday and my books to be movies someday, I do not write them as scripts – that would be stupid. No one, who is looking for a good book, wants to read a script...

So now I’m focusing on writing again after a long pause but now I’m into it. I decided that the first project is better to be written during the daytime when it’s bright so it doesn’t feel that heavy – although my inspiration strikes at night so that’s a problem. Maybe I will concentrate on translating it to Finnish during the daytime and writing it on during nighttime... But now I will focus more also to my second project what I already talked about. I can’t wait to get on with these and maybe even finish them one day...

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