Inspiration comes from the craziest places, sometimes the places you least expect. I woke up this morning and was checking out my FB page when I saw this quiz. Just your average, run of the mill, silly Facebook quiz that means nothing. But the idea of the elements and this picture
inspired me. If you see me in my FB travels, you know I asked what types of books y’all read other than just general romance. I love to read a ton of different genres and I’m interested in branching out and maybe trying my hand at writing some other genres within the next several years. A lot of you said Fantasy was one of your fave genres. I’ve read some fantasy (Marion Zimmer Bradley, Tolkien, Terry Pratchett) but I haven’t made a read study of the genre the way I did with romance. It’ll be a great opportunity to read some great books while I learn the ins and outs of the genre.
But look at that pic up there. That’s just begging for a series, isn’t it? It is to me, anyway. This is a few years off at best but the one thing I love about writing is that the well never really runs dry. Even when you think you’re at the bottom, another idea will come along and fill it right back up again. So now I have an idea for a six part Fantasy series based on the elements. It’s probably been done before, but I’ll be looking for ways to do my own thing.
Comment here and hit me up with your favorite fantasy titles so I can generate a top 100 list of books to check out. I’d like to get a feel for the entirety of the genre, though I suspect you could read fantasy your whole life and never really make a totally in-depth study of it. What are the highlights?
Anyway, Doc is a bit slow going at the moment, but I have all the moving parts in place. Now look I love my family, I do, but I can’t say I’m not ECSTATIC about the fact that Management and the Tot are going to visit family in 2-3 weeks. So I’ll have an entire week to myself to knock out Doc and get it just about done. THEN Management will be bringing my Mother in Law back with him, Which is double awesome.
One because I LOVE MY MOTHER IN LAW! Seriously. I know a lot of people fall into that stereotypical “in law” thing but not me. I love my in laws to death. In fact I’ve been trying to get them to move down here for years. If you guys buy every single thing I ever write, I may be able to buy them a house and kidnap them!
Two, this is awesome because the Tot will be officially on her teeny tiny summer break (she goes year round) and my mother in law will watch her for me so I can (Cross your fingers here) finish up Doc while she’s visiting.
She doesn’t know I am a writer yet. I guess I’ll be breaking the news to her when she comes. Interestingly enough, she has been kicking around the idea of writing something HERSELF for a few years and I’m kind of hoping that once she finds out I do it, she might go ahead and pull the trigger on that and write something. She’s more into thrillers/mysteries and since she’s the second smartest woman I’ve ever met, she’d kick some serious ass at it.
Any anyway, today is Puppy Day! I’m going to pick up Luna Lovegood at my friend’s house here in a moment and it’s going to be an interesting weekend, to say the least. I promise though, I’ll get some more writing done on Saturday and Sunday (even if I have to write in the dead of night while everyone else is asleep. It’s okay- I’ve resorted to that before).
Have a good weekend and don’t forget to hit me up with some awesome fantasy novels!