Man in the Mirror

To compliment my earlier post on writer’s block I wrote a poem (Edit: created a music video for this it is embedded below the post)

Man in the Mirror

by: James Revels III

At this precipice, with no Pegasus

Wondering if, I should take this leap of Faith or call it day

It’s evident that if I don’t jump today

I could lose my chance and fade away like face in acid rain.

Should I blaze? So friends and foes can see my light.

Should I Laze? And have a life one setting above alright.

I ask myself staring in this chasm of goals.

As they say, I feel this abyss staring back at my soul.

Then I feel a kiss on the back of my clothes.

An angel. The angel of death I presuppose.

Because as I felt the frigid zephyr blow.

The old me died and the last chapter closed.

Falling into darkness to appreciate the light.

Hard of hearing. Had to see the future with these iron eyes.

Success is just a head or a cranium,

Achieved with skill and little luck from lady bugs.

Trying to leave my mark on the skin of this era

I’m trying to splice ideas like I’m breeding chimeras

Trying to learn the method. It’ll come any second

How to turn a boy into the man in the mirror

Further Reading

The Death of the Facebook Like Pages

Weird Genres: Abstract Hip-Hop?

Pros & Cons of Mass Media

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How to Overcome Writers Block

By: James Revels III

After making music daily for about 40 days for my YouTube Channel writer’s block was inevitable s here 3 things I try to do to overcome it.

Ignore the Initial Quality

Most people get stuck in writers block because they are trying to hard to make the Mona Lisa when they aren’t capable of it yet. There’s nothing wrong with dreaming big and grand, but be aware of your limitations and go with the flow when something doesn’t come out how you want it initially. You can refine later. Use this as a first draft to at least get a first draft going so you have a springboard to jump from when inspiration does return.

Try Something New

One reason we fall in a rut artistically that we find a groove and stick with it. The way to counter this is to try something knew. Come at your work from another angle. Do you hate writing in first person perspective? Write a silly story that is in 1st person. Not only will it be good for practice, but it could inadvertently inspire a new idea.

Do  Something Else

Sometimes you just have to know when to quit and do something else. If you’ve tried and tried and it’s more frustrating than productive. Take a break and relax. Start another project or just go and play for a little while you calm down and let inspiration take its time. Inspiration is like a finicky girlfriend and you never know when she’ll be in the mood 😉

There we go another one bites the dust. If you liked this article check out my other articles linked below or watch an embed from my YouTube channel. Thanks for reading. James Out!

Further Reading

The Death of the Facebook Like Pages

Weird Genres: Abstract Hip-Hop?

Pros & Cons of Mass Media

Yesterday’s Tomorrow has arrived!

So my copies of “Yesterday’s Tomorrow” arrived earlier than expected! I’m so excited. so excited in fact that I’m going to release to soundtrack for streaming here it goes!

(FULL Book trailer is also embedded at the bottom for those who haven’t seen it yet)

For anyone interested in getting a copy earlier than March 30th I got a little something for you too. if you click here you can buy a physical of the book and a get a FREE digital copy of the soundtrack and PDF of the book when you email me at jrevelsiii@gmail.com with proof of purchase. I’ll send you a download code. To thank you for early support from now till April 7th the book will be 30% off selling for $7 but if you’re more interested in the music…

You can buy the soundtrack here from my band camp for $5 and it comes with a FREE PDF of “Yesterday’s Tomorrow” as well.

If you purchase the book please leave an honest review on the purchase page. It will help other readers better assess if the book is for them.  Thanks for the support I hope you enjoy the poetry.

 

 

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