|My writing binder and constant companion.|
I've meant to write. I've finished a story and an article, and I have a good start on my first column (on spec, but still quite a triumph for me.) But I can't figure out what story I want to grab hold of and run with. I am, at heart, a fiction writer. Or at least a fiction-story-dreamer-upper. I have movies constantly running in my head of stories, possibilities, what-ifs. It explains my klutziness and forgetfulness at least. But I want to write a story, to finish a novel, and I want to be passionate about it. But which one?
These are my already-begun options:
- Medieval mercenary historical, England in the 1300s (The Magpie, or something like that) - Requires the most research (and began from a character sketch that was directly inspired by Sigmund Brouwer's Winds of Light series that I read and re-read as a teen.)Or perhaps it would be better to start fresh with something else entirely (I have a couple of ideas brewing).
- Regency romance (Beatrix and the Inventor...sigh...!)
- Contemporary Romantic suspense (Disappear, or something like that. I never think seriously about titles until something is finished.) - Set mostly in Australia, which might be a problem for me since it's been 20 years since I was there. I may need to beg my Australian cousins for help after I finish the first draft!
|When I was 13, I attended a workshop taught by my hero|
Because "every great story makes you feel something" (Brouwer). I want to write great stories. What do I want my readers to feel? What do you want to feel?