Here are a few story sparks for one of the stories I’m currently working on
Can you guess what’s it about?
How about now?
The title is tentatively called – Hearts & Arrows. It’s a light paranormal, women’s fiction story.
The question is:
Why do you write in a particular genre? What attracted you to it? Do you like to read a genre you don’t or can’t write? Why? Would you like to try a different genre than you current write?
Here’s the breakdown:
I write in a variety of genre’s. But the ones I am drawn to most are paranormal, fantasy and contemporary. The most common element is romance.
I like paranormal and fantasy because I like to create worlds and languages and rules for magic. It is fun to create histories. It is fun to make up magic. Some of the first books that grabbed my attention were the fantasies and sci-fi books. What attracted me to the paranormal and fantasy book is the magic.
The thought of how the world would be different if magical creatures exist, if magic existed. And then the what if’s start. What if humans knew about it? What if they didn’t? What if…
I like to read psychological thrillers and mysteries but don’t know if I can quite do them justice. There is a lot of minute details and information and intrigue that goes on. And I think it takes special skill to blend everything that goes on in the story together.
I think Alfred Hitchcock also has something to do with it. I love how the creates the story and builds the tempo and adds in different elements and then nothing happens. And then bam – someone is offed or poisoned.
And I don’t think the question is “Would you like to try a different genre than you current write?” but “Will I try a different genre?”. The answer to that question is most definitely, probably, yes.
Well I learned a lot in the short time we’ve been in the year 2012.
So I started working on Entrapped. Then I had a big computer crash.
I lost a few of my world building books/notebooks. I lost a lot of my music and videos and pictures. And I lost 22K on Entrapped. I started over last week and have made a bit of progress.
Recipe is going to be temporarily hiatused. I realize I’m starting in the wrong place. And this is going to be a series centered around this one restaurant/couple. I was actually writing book 2. So I’m going to do a bit of restructuring and…..
While I’m restructuring and reworking Recipe I’m going to work on my light paranormal story – Hearts and Arrows.
So the rest of my goals for the month are:
1. Get to 20% done on Hearts and Arrows.
2. Get 40% done on Entrapped.
3. Restructure Recipe
4. Transfer my worldbuilding info for my stories to a personal wiki.
5. Read 2 books
6. Continue working on my crafting projects.