I’m the type who almost never has ideas for stories. The fact that I’m able to write anything is a miracle but I think it’s fun to see all the little bits and pieces of what I’ve thought up before and see what it’s turned into.
The Mortal Quandary is the only one I’m writing now/hasn’t out of the above. It’s also one of the most recent so that pretty much explains it. The reason I’m writing it is kinda shallow. My friend posted a stellar premade cover on this wattpad LGBT thread I’m a part of and I loved it and it reminded me of an idea I spit out in one of my screenwriting classes and I figured I could translate it to a novella of sorts. My only problem is that it comes with writing some journal entries and first person hates me.
It’s basically a story that’ll likely be around 15k words about the little dramas Ina gets into while being employed by Thaddeus Coldbridge and the eventual snooping of his old journals which will give her a glimpse 20 years into the past when he was young and fell in love with the idea of immortality, and perhaps a certain someone. It’s set in a Victorian-esque setting mostly in a city area and in the dreaded “countryside”. I haven’t exactly worked out all the world building yet but I’ll get there. World building is my favorite part.
Someone Will Die was actually first thought up in 2015. I accidentally deleted something which was why the date above changed. I wrote the first chapter of it (all in first person too) but never uploaded it to wattpad or anywhere else. I’m not sure if it’s because I didn’t like it or if things just weren’t going the way I wanted. Either way, the idea has been torn to pieces and mixed up with another one that birthed the monster baby of Walking in Shadows. There aren’t a whole lot of similarities between the two except for
- strange professor probably up to no good.
- Names that are usually regarded as feminine being used for men.
- Lots of shady shit going on.
Children of the Hunt is completely dead. I don’t think I’ve done anything with it since. I think the main reason is because I’ve branched away from the super magical part of fantasy. While WIS still has mythical creatures and witches running around, most of my stories aren’t big on magic systems or fantastical elements. I have stubbornly dug a hole in my low/historical/court intrigue fantasy and I will probably stay there for a very, very long time.