I want to be an author. I want to publish books upon books upon books. But, for me, this would be a passion. A dream. And since I'm a psychology major, I'm clearly not in school to make a career out of being an author. But oh, how I want to make this dream come true. And oh, how I'd love to be able to put a book out on shelves and for everyone to read. I want to touch people's hearts. I want to make them happy and give them what books have always given me: an escape from reality.
And these are the story ideas that I would love to write, or finish, someday! :)
1. One with curses and set in the South.
This one is pretty specific, but I want to write both a book that takes place in the south and one that's got curses (and preferably together). I'm a little nervous about it, because I'm not southern. At all. I'm very much a northern girl, so that means I'd have to try really hard to make it believable. I've written about 1,500 words in this, and I'm already excited about it. But I have no idea where I'm going with the curses part, so yeah.
2. One with a love triangle.
Yes, yes, I know what you're all thinking. ARE YOU KIDDING ME HOW DARE YOU LOVE TRIANGLES ARE EVIL INCARNATE. I know how much they annoy and piss people off (I'm not a huge fan of them myself). But guys, I have this idea about a girl who loses her memory after a car accident and who has to stumble through life with her identity always just out of reach. And yes, there would be two boys. But I would hope that I could write it where it feels genuine and realistic and needed.
3. A fairytale retelling.
Because who wouldn't want to write one? I adore reading them, and it makes me want to come up with my own unique spin on a classic story. Since Beauty and the Beast is my favorite, I think it would be insane to do something with this fairytale. However, I've been thinking a lot about a girl locked in a tower, so we'll see what happens.
4. A New Adult book.
It's kind of funny, but I was writing New Adult before it became a recognized genre. I started a bunch of stories about characters in this age group but I never got very far, which is not surprising to me at all. I have many ideas for contemporary romances set in this genre, and I'd love to write them. But for right now, I'm just going to stick with YA.
5. A mystery.
So, I'm actually in the middle of one right now. It's an Adult novel that would be part of a 3 book series that follows a set of characters who keep getting swept up in mysteries. There are dead bodies, but there is absolutely no suspense in them at all. I just don't think I'm cut out for this genre. But I adore these characters so much, and I just love writing about them. However, the actual mystery part needs A LOT of work.
6. A Civil War novel.
Remember that Twitter hashtag, #RBWL? It was created exactly for this. It's a bunch of tweets where bloggers, readers, authors, and people in the industry tell you exactly what they want in a book. And I kept repeating that I wanted more war novels, especially those set in the Civil War era. But I'm impatient and wrote a prologue that very same day. However, historical fiction makes me nervous, and I'm not sure how to get into the mindset of a character in this time period, so I've set it aside. But someday, I'd love to get back to it and write a love story that transcends a devastating war.
7. An epic (regular? high? urban?) fantasy.
This is my favorite idea at the moment. Dragons, an assassin, a princess who doesn't back down from a fight and becomes a fearless leader. I keep bouncing back and forth, trying to figure out where exactly I'd go with this. I *think* I have a plan, but I'm going to have to scrap everything I've already written and start over. And that is a daunting task.
8. A happy contemporary.
Why, you ask? Well, every time I start writing a story, it becomes darker and grittier than I mean it to. They're always filled with death, tragedy, unhappy home lives, characters who are in pain. I can't seem to write a fluffy, happy contemporary where no one is ever sad or depressed or angry or got screwed over by life.
9. One about gods and goddesses.
How cool would it be to run with an idea about the gods and goddesses? I know that there are so many of these types of stories out there right now, but I've always wanted to give it a shot. I have absolutely no clue what I'd even write about (and hell, I hate research, and it would require lots), but I adore the idea!
So yeah, I really want to write all of these. *le sigh* Someday.
Do you write? If so, what are some of the stories on your dream wishlist? Also, keep writing, even if it sucks, even if you don't think it's any good, even if you don't want to continue it. Just keep writing. :)