You know that TV series Haven? I don't watch it but my dad does. Some days when he plays it, I'm around to take a few glances at what is happening. I'm not a fan of the show but I sort of know what is going on.
Strangely, in those moments when I 'catch' the show, I always end up saying, "Hey! I had that idea too!"
No, I have not read a single Stephen King book, but I have watched some of his films. And strangely, some of the ideas that I have are similar to the King. No, I did not copy him... obviously.
It's frustrating because now I contemplate on using those ideas, since someone older and well known has already used them. If only I was born earlier, I might have just been the pioneer to those ideas!
That being said, I'm not really sure if I should be solely frustrated. I mean, I've had multiple ideas similar to Stephen King and not because I'm a fan of his or have read his works. They are ideas that pop up in my head just like how they popped up in his head. Does that mean I would be the next Stephen King?
I humour you.. right?
Stephen King has not been an author I've been compared to. Some comment my horror to be Poe like, but I would never dare agree to that. I'm flattered, yes, but to be placed on the same level as Edgar Allan Poe? That's too much of an expectation. I'm also not big on horror and my ideas are usually implemented in fantasy.
Stephen King and I might have similar ideas but we insert them into different genres. I'm also pretty sure I'm not the only one with those ideas... after all, original ideas are hard to come by.
At the end of this post, I still do not know if I should be frustrated or flattered. Oh well, at least I know I do have some originality in me. I'd like to think so and I hope my readers would back me up on that notion :)