Monday, June 04, 2007


Summer has arrived, at last.
The insomnia is back, this time connected to the creative process. I've heard of so many writers tortured by their characters at night and now I'm living it. It's so uncanny that something imaginary can make you feel so many things (excitement, worry, struggle, torture, pleasure...). At this early stage I have a twinkle in my eye, especially when ideas come suddenly from out of nowhere. But deep down there is a constant pressure, a voice that criticizes me being excited about something that isn't real, shouldn't I be more concerned about more concrete things in my life? It's the Saturn Neptune opposition in the sky - reality vs. dreams and imagination.
But I've decided to this, so this voice will have to keep quiet for the moment. I need to do this for myself.

In the meantime I'm reading this book - The Seach for Sana. Unfortunately Middle Eastern issues are never outdate, especially now with what's happening in Lebanon. How can all of this still be going on? Is there no solution whatsoever? The book is part-fictional, part-real and it's funny to read it because I actually met the writer personally, he lives in my town, even though he's from New York.

15 comments:

fb said...

Go with it, go with the Muse whatever form it takes.

Strange perspective on the cat picture but I like it!

Chloe said...

oh no, not insomnia. why don't you aproach it like a hardened pro? just write for so many hours per day, like all wealthy writers do?

Niall said...

writing about things that you think are 'unreal' actually has a very real impact on those who read the words!..writing is only half of the process. I've recently heard a gallery owner who spoke about how a picture sells not because of the meaning the artist has given it...but the reaction of the viewer to what they percieve is relevant to themselves.

Devil Mood said...

FB: It looks like a BIG cat, doesn't it? But he's quite tiny :)

Chloe: I do that, I only write in certain hours but then I have to think about what to write next - that's the problem lol

Niall: Absolutely, that's art! The truth is we can never know what the artist was thinking when producing something and that doesn't really matter because it's what we see and feel that's important :)

Niall said...

I've just read this on the 'Script Frenzy' site....

5) You must, at some point, have ridiculous amounts of fun.


Remember that won't you?!

DayByDay4-2Day said...

I love that shot of that kitty!

dharmabum said...

insomnia? whats that?

oh, and whats the string on the top right corner of your page - i keep trying to pull it but nothing really happens :)

Devil Mood said...

Niall: I will, I will!

Day: I know, isn't he a cutie?

Dharmabum: lol it's tricky - it says pull but you actually have to click on it and not pull it. So click it!

diyadear said...

insomnia oops.. then we have a booker prize in line!! he he

holy chaos said...

ignore the critical voice and go with your creativity! Think about Tolkien... he created a whole fictional language...

Devil Mood said...

Diyadear: hehe hardly!

Holychaos: Thanks, I will. I'm not thinking about great authors much though, it can be intimidating :)

Jen said...

are you still reading the search for sana?...sounds interesting...
are you enjoying it?...I like what one review on amazon mentioned...about the author wanting to understand the motives of people...and to get "underneath the skin" of people...to understand their personal stories...I think that is so important when it comes to making things better.

oh...I had a cat named "tiger" looked alittle like that one...tiger was a good cat..not like the other one we had (whose name I must have blocked out)...the one that used to hide under the tables and couches...and attack me (only me...and I was just a kid)...it was weird...

and I suppose so is this comment...well, just to say hi...busy days for me lately...hope I can fit in my blog some soon:-)

Devil Mood said...

Jen: I've finished it the other day - it was powerful. And it's true - the author starts an investigation on someone that he met and died and he really tries to understand the story behind that person and the others involved in it.
Even though the Middle Eastern concerns are very present, it isn't political, it's very human. :)
I call this cat Tiger too! He's only half-mine, he sort of belongs to the building and is shared by the neighbours - but he is really sweet! What's wrong with your comment? It was perfectly alright!

Meow said...

What a brilliant photo of the cat.

Devil Mood said...

thanks Meow :)