Fits and Starts
One of the best things about being a writer is inspiration. They say it can strike anywhere at anytime. And I believe it.
My current documents folder is chock full of various stories I’ve started. Yes, I’ll admit to writing fanfiction, and quite a few of the stories in there are fanfics. However, I’ve got two documents that are all for recording those story ideas I simply can’t let go. I may never get to them, but they’re being preserved on the off chance I do begin to write them.
For example, this morning I was struck by an idea concerning stolen identities. It’s cliched, it’s been used before, it’s perhaps a bit trite, but it stuck. I just finished jotting it into the document.
I’ve got about five ideas floating around in that particular document. All five ideas are very different and full of odds and ends that need to be tied down before I could commit to any of them. And they’re for various genres. The latest is obviously a mystery. Idea four is a romance, which is outside my realm of comfort but at least worthwhile. Idea three? Philosophical literary fiction is the only term I can use to describe it. Two is another romance, and one is fantasy. Though that fantasy isn’t high fantasy like the novel I finished writing.
And then I have my other document called ‘Masks’ for lack of a more creative title. It’s speculative historical fiction with a side of romance.
I like the idea of indulging in various literary pursuits, but I’m sure I’ll find I’m not as equipped to write some as I am others.
Oh, and did I mention I’m also writing scenes to another story? It’s not exactly a novel, but it is something I’ve debated writing for a while now. I decided to attempt writing a scene a day, which isn’t too bad as my scenes end up being in the neighborhood of 1,000 words. I’ve also been considering posting said scenes on my blog on Saturdays, but I’m not sure how much people want to read that.
Here’s the teaser from that particular story, though.
Title: Tales from Lucy
Maddie Jenkins is graduating college with her bachelor’s degree in a year’s time. Her friends are mostly finished with their own schooling, and she’s learning the hard way that friendships don’t always last. Conversations with family, friends, and herself abound as she goes from college senior to college alum, and she discovers where her dreams lie.
As she goes through her last year of schooling, eavesdrop on the comments from her friend Jason and Maddie’s own inner monologues from the comfort of Lucy. In fits and starts, Maddie and Lucy share experiences and journeys in a very literal way, and their relationship becomes more and more apparent the further Maddie gets from home.
I won’t say any more than that. It’s really a rather silly idea I had, but I’m somewhat enamored of it. Not my usual style either. But what fun is writing if you can’t experiment? I’ll hopefully be adding a scene each day, and eventually it will take the shape of a full blown plot, I hope.
Anyway, that’s my rambling for today. Rather boring, isn’t it? Any thoughts, comments, questions? Leave them, and I’ll answer. Any ideas brooding for new novels of your own? Let me know!