So, I pulled up my word document titled "Story Ideas" and start going through the list.
And I heard crickets. Not a single story was talking to me. Why? Well, Julius wants more word time. He wants his story to continue, but I can't work on that. I have to focus on something new. Something completely different.
So I go back to my friend. She suggests that I avoid anything involving angels, vampires, werewolves, dystopian, or apocalyptic themes. As a joke, she said definitely stay away from vampiric angels in a apocalyptic setting.
And I was all...
It got worse a couple days ago when I mentioned it to some twitter friends. Then the ideas start really flying. When the dust cleared, I had bits of a story. Granted it's full of silliness, but it did get the brain moving again. I don't plan on writing it anytime soon, but maybe one of these days when I need something silly, I'll look back and do some more plotting.
So here is what I came up. The concept sounds very Anime, so I decided the title should reflect that.
Title: Sugar Blues
Genre: Urban Paranormal Romance Apocalyptic Dystopian Scifi
Vampyric Angels duke it out in Dystopian Apocalyptic world. Main character wakes up and looks in a mirror and only sees her wings which shimmer and glitter. Falls in love with her main opponent, who is female, and they have to team up to bring down the oppressive hedonistic oligarchy that controls their lives.
Also included: Sentient bees as an alien lifeform bent on world domination (they were behind the apocalypse). Shape-shifting unicorn pole-dancing enforcers (for the oligarchy). A spaceship named "Kitchen Sink" (might change that). And magic swords…both types (one of them may be sentient and another may, or may not, have fallen into an intergalactic garbage disposal unit). A 2,000 year old perverted empathic seer of ambiguous gender.
Now that I've gotten that out of my system for the moment, maybe my story ideas will start loving me again and talk.
'Till Next Time
very nice. sometimes when we clear our mind of clutter, great ideas come out to play.ReplyDelete
LOL. I don't know if I would call this "great", but it was fun to brain storm.Delete
Wow. I spent my Twitter time a couple of nights ago playing "let's make up chapter titles for 50 SHADES OF SOW". Included Hog Wild, Hog Tied, B(D)LT with Extra Mayo, etc. Let's see how gets pub'd first, shall we? ;-)Delete
HAHAHAHAHA! That's awesome Rhiann! Do it! :DDelete
I'm sort of in the same boat. I'm getting close to going on agented submission with a manuscript that has series potential. I've written blurbs for sequels, and I need to write and polish the first three chapter of a sequel, but not go any further. And I've got a different story burning a hole in my brain.ReplyDelete
Maybe you're looking for someone to co-write Sugar Blues?
LOL. I'm sure lots of people want to write that story with me. :D Maybe I'll have to do a raffle or something. ;-)Delete
Good luck with the submissions!
If this story was an anime, I would SO watch it. Just so you know.ReplyDelete
LOL. It does sound like Anime doesn't it. ;-)Delete
I'm in the same boat, Andrew. Waiting does not tend to inspire new ideas. I'm trying to do Camp NaNoWriMo to take my mind off it and force myself to write something, ANYTHING! while I wait. Fingers crossed for you!ReplyDelete
Thanks Dannie and good luck with Camp NaNo and your subs (I'm assuming their subs?). Anyway, whatever you are waiting on, I hope it is all good news!Delete
First off, thanks for Ten and Donna. I needed that. :D Secondly? I'd totally read that book - I'm especially intrigued by the shape shifting unicorn pole dancing enforcers. :DReplyDelete
LOL. :D Yes, they will be quite interesting to write. o_0Delete
I'm in the same boat...for other reasons. Here's some hot chocolate soup for the writer's soul!ReplyDelete
LOL. :D I can only imagine what that tastes like. :DDelete
Few things in life make me happier than knowing I was around for this Twitter conversation. :-DReplyDelete
I look forward to seeing what you do with the craziness!
LOL. :D I will make sure you get to read it first. ;-)Delete
Oh man, that was an awesome convo ... It's things like that which prevent me from giving up on Twitter at times :D.ReplyDelete
LOL. It was pretty epic. And yes, this is a real story and yes I will be writing it. And yes, there will be sentient alien bees. :DDelete
Add in something about genetics and you're all set ;)ReplyDelete
That...that is awesome. ;-)
I hear ya. I have such a hard time focusing on the new wip while I'm trying to get my completed ms out in the world. I have thoughts on a sequel, but would hate to waste my time if the first one doesn't get picked up.
Yup. It's hard because Julius (my MC in Hate Jacket) really wants more word time. I've been doing research on a new story idea so it's starting to take over, thankfully.Delete