Writerly Wish-List

So there are a few other blogs doing this, and I figured, hey, I need to post something and it sounds fun, so I’ll do it, too.  Some day soon, I’ll actually post something original and also possibly interesting.  Maybe.  No guarantees.  So, uh, here’s my writerly wish-list thing of things I want to write some day.  Maybe I’ll even write them this next year, in 2015.

(Note, these are composed in absolutely no order whatsoever.)

1. Something Sci-Fi

I’ve honestly never written anything sci-fi before.  Written plenty of fantasy, but never sci-fi, and I’d like to do that some day.

2. A murder mystery

I watch murder mystery cop shows with my mom all the time (Castle and BBC’s Sherlock are my favorites, if you were wondering…which you probably weren’t), and I kind of want to write one one day… I’ll admit, though, I’ve never actually read a murder mystery before. That’s also technically on my list, even if it’s reading and not writing related.

3. Something publishable

Am I allowed to say that?  It’s true!

4. A graphic novel

Like in the case of the murder mystery, I’ve never actually read a graphic novel (I mean, unless the Artemis Fowl ones and the Lightning Thief ones count, but…they were originally novels to begin with, so I don’t know if they actually count…), but I would really want to write one.  I do have an idea for a superhero story that I think could work as a graphic novel.  Honestly, though, I think my art would need a lot more improvements before I could even begin to tackle this.

5. The script for a video game

could just write the script for a movie or something like that, but I don’t know, the idea of writing a story for a video game sounds cooler.  Is that just me?

6. A good fairy tale retelling

I’ve written fairy tale retellings before.  I sort of wrote one for NaNo ’12, and I had one attempt that made it to about 15k, and I’m sort of working on another one off-and-on, but I’d like to actually be able to write a good one.  The attempts so far haven’t been great.

7. Something with more swords and weapons and…

…and do I even sound like a girl anymore?  I don’t know, I kind of like stories with big, epic sword-fights and battles and that stuff.  I’ve never written anything like this, though, because the only thing I know about a sword is that one end is typically pointy, and the only things I know about a bow is that it’s not as easy as it looks to shoot it, the things Legolas does are impossible, the few times I have shot with a bow it’s been really fun, and I can’t imagine ever traveling with a bow. There’s goes that dream of one day being a Ranger.  My knowledge on modern weapons are even less.  Um…guns have a trigger and you pull it to shoot…right?

8. A historical fiction

Yeah, kind of self-explanatory.  I don’t even know what part of history I’d want to do it in, though.  Maybe something in the Victorian era.  Or maybe something in colonial America.  Or maybe something else entirely.

9. Something steam-punk

I honestly don’t know why.  I didn’t even know I liked steam-punk, but I think it might be kind of cool to write one time…

That’s about all I can think of, though I’m sure as soon as this post becomes public, I’ll think of a bunch more.  Heheh, but that’s how it always works.

TCWT Blog Chain: And in the Morning, I’m Makin’ Waffles!

I almost completely forgot about this blog chain.  Great way to start off my first post for it… Thankfully, I was reminded the day before I was supposed to have my post, and not the day after.  So I’m not late!  Yet.

Anyway, for those who don’t know what this chain is, here’s a link to the page.

 

Anyhow.  This month’s prompt was:

What kinds of published books would you like to see more of? 

Oh boy.   What a big question.  So here’s a list.

  • One of the things I want to see more of is female characters.  I guess this goes along with what a lot of other people have been saying—having more diversity in books—but I want to see more diverse female characters in the fantasy genre. I mean, how many different personalities, different combinations of flaws and strengths, different backstories, different goals, do you see with male characters?  Why can’t females have just as much diversity and differences?  Not just as a main character, either, but playing any role in the story.  Villain, sidekick, any of that.
  • More fairy tale retellings.  Yes, yes, I know, there already is a lot, but… they’re strangely fascinating.  I’ve never really been able to write one before—at least not very well—but I love reading them.
  • Less love triangles. Don’t get me wrong, I like a little romance. I can fangirl over my favorite ships. However, I prefer the kind that’s just a subplot, has a happily ever after at the end, and doesn’t thrown in any love triangles—especially if the sole purpose of them is for tension and suspense.  There really are other ways to create suspense, I promise.  And, well, I really do like happily ever afters.  I know they’re not very realistic—but when I read about “true love”, I can pretend that it really does exist and that maybe one day I’ll find some kind of Prince Charming, even though I feel darn near invisible to the male gender in social situations.  That sounds super cheesy, I know.  But I have a right to sound cheesy when I want to, thank you.
  • Anyway.  The last thing is different settings. I know there’s lots of different settings in different genres, but I mostly read fantasy, so the setting I see the most of is one usually loosely based off of medieval Europe. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that; it’s a fun time period and place. Almost every single one of my novels has a setting like that, too.  But I think it would be fun to see more fantasy novels set in completely different style settings. How about, say, a big fantasy that happens in the middle of Africa? Or Russia?  And not something modern, either.
    I want to write something like this, myself. I have German heritage and I’m sort-of learning the language, and I think it would be awesome to learn more about the culture and maybe use it for a story. I’ll be honest and say the only reason I haven’t done this yet is because I really…don’t know how to do the research.

And…to end my little list, here’s the other blogs in the chain.

May 5th – http://sammitalk.wordpress.com/
May 6th – http://www.nerdgirlinc.blogspot.com/
May 7th – http://nasrielsfanfics.wordpress.com/
May 8th – http://erinkenobi2893.wordpress.com/
May 9th – http://thelittleenginethatcouldnt.wordpress.com/
May 10th – http://randomofalife.blogspot.com/
May 11th – http://maralaurey.wordpress.com/
May 12th – http://www.fidaislaih.blogspot.com/
May 13th – http://musingsfromnevillesnavel.wordpress.com/
May 14th – http://theloonyteenwriter.wordpress.com/
May 15th – http://insideliamsbrain.wordpress.com/
May 16th – http://taratherese.wordpress.com/
May 17th – http://miriamjoywrites.com/
May 18th – http://oliviarivers.wordpress.com/
May 19th – http://afoodyportfolio.wordpress.com/
May 20th – https://magicandwriting.wordpress.com/
May 21st – http://unikkelyfe.wordpress.com/
May 22nd – http://www.brookeharrison.com/
May 23rd – http://eighthundredninety.blogspot.com/
May 24th – http://www.oyeahwrite.wordpress.com/
May 25th – http://avonsbabbles.wordpress.com/
May 26th – http://blisterblogs.blogspot.com/
May 27th – http://thependanttrilogy.wordpress.com/
May 28th – http://www.lilyjenness.blogspot.com/
May 29th – http://sunsandstarsanddreams.wordpress.com/
May 30th – http://teenscanwritetoo.wordpress.com/