What happens when your world is shattered from within? When you can’t run nor hide from yourself?
UNMASKED is a poetry novel that deals not just with Bipolar but generally, with the darkness in all of us. When it overwhelms us, threatens to consume us, and how we fight to regain ourselves. It is a story of loss, hope, and survival.
Three months after finishing my poetry novel Unmasked, I still haven’t persuaded my imagination to come back from its exotic vacation. I don’t know, maybe I overworked it and didn’t give it the loving care it needed? What does an imagination need anyway to feel loved? Loads of junk food? Caffeine? Soda? Pint of ice cream? Forgive me for depriving it but I’m getting married in April and I’d like to abstain from all those kinds of food – until after the wedding of course (come on, let’s not kid ourselves, I’m no health buff :P).
It sucks though, to want to work immediately on my graphic novel (which of course I haven’t mentioned here in my blog – curse you rest and relaxation!) but getting distracted by Sims 3 and the growing pile of books I’ve bought and haven’t read. Yeah, I’m banning myself from going into a bookstore for the next 3 months or so – let’s see how long I can keep it up! Haha!
Anyway, as long as I’m not writing I wish my imagination took me with her to Bora Bora or some other exotic place. An alternate dimension perhaps? That would be really cool!
The writing books I’ve read say that there’s no such things as inspiration or a muse but I guess I’m stubborn that way. I bull-headedly cling to my notions of inspiration and at least it did me some good, I was able to make my first ever book. Yay. But how long will it last? Don’t follow my footsteps. Unless you want to write for a week and stare at the wall for the rest of the month, consider yourself warned. Serious writers do not believe in inspiration. There is no such thing as inspiration. Now repeat that 100 more times while I go back to staring at my wall and waiting for my muse to visit me again.
Hi! It’s been a while since I posted and it’s because I have been busy finishing my book! Yup, I am finally going to have a book – my very, first book! Yay! 😀 To be exact, it’s a poetry novel entittled Unmasked.
It’s all about Manic Depression. My experience with it – how I am and how I feel when I have my MD until I get better. Basically, it’s a book that is a window to a manic depressive’s mind and life. It’s divided into three parts:
The Greek words were accidental, I was in one of my reveries when it popped in my head. When I looked up the meaning it fit the first part which was all about being in my MD state. Then I continued using Greek words for the other parts.
I’m 90% complete with it. After that comes the book design and illustrations. Hopefully I’ll be able to finish all this by November so please pray for me! I’ll keep you updated as fast as I can! Thanks ^_^
To everyone who followed my blog and liked my posts:
A big, fat THANK YOU!!! You have no idea how much it means to me that you like my posts, and my whole blog.
When I started this blog, all I wanted was to finally break out of my shell and be comfortable with getting my writings out there. The reason was I wanted to pursue an M.A. in Creative Writing but I kept backing out due to the fact that I had to read my work out loud for my classmates and professors. I can’t do it, I’m too shy. Hence, the blog.
I never expected anyone to actually like my poems or anything else I’d post so this is a bit overwhelming. In lieu of this, I’d like you all to be the first to know that some of the poems I posted is part of a book of poems I’m completing. I hope you’ll like the poetry book as much as you liked reading the individual poems.
To hansales1088: sorry I haven’t made anything yet for the story you liked. Don’t worry though, it is one of the projects I have lined up. I’ll send you some of the chapters for it if you want ^_^
Again, thank you very much. As we say in Filipino: maraming salamat! God bless you all ^_^