Happy Wednesday! Now, you might be wondering, “What’s a writing wishlist?!” Well — you know how Christmas as a kid you’d write a list of all the things you’d want for Christmas? This is the same idea . . . but with writing. So I thought I would compose a list of all the writerly things I would, one day, like to write about. (When time allows . . .)
1. I’d love to write in a male’s point of view.
THIS SCARES ME, PEOPLE. I’ve always, always written from a females point of view (in first person.) Granted, I have written about male characters from a third person point of view, but naturally in third person the reader is going to be a step away from the reader. Yet I’ve never written a story from a guy’s first person point of view.
2. A book aimed for Adults!
That would be fun. But at the moment I feel like I’m not . . . I don’t know, adult-y? enough for me to pull off an adult voice convincingly. One day, though, I will definitely give it a go!
3. A book about anxiety.
There are plenty of books on depression. Plenty. And while it is most certainly a serious issue that needs to be addressed within fiction, anxiety should be important to cover, too. It might not be as life-threatening as some people’s depression, but trust me — and I take this from personal experience — it can be just as debilitating.
4. Another mystery/thriller novel.
My NaNo ’12 novel, The Sweetest Sorrows of Ava Hale, fell into this category, and one day, I’d love to write another one. I love love love love dark mysteries with twist endings especially. :)
5. Science-Fiction, a la Star Wars.
How fun would that be to write?! What I loved so much about the Star Wars films (WHO IS AS EXCITED AS ME FOR THE NEXT ONE?!) was the vast, vast world that was portrayed. Kind of like a high fantasy in regards to the largeness of the worldbuilding, but with science-fiction elements. I will write something like this!
6. Something involving Fae.
Because who doesn’t like some faeries!? Actually, I do have an idea of a “The Snow Queen” retelling . . . but with Fae. And dragons. So maybe, once I find the time, I’ll be able to draft that one. The idea has been bouncing around my head for quite some time now — and I’ve even made a Pinterest board for it.
7. More fairytale retellings.
Because I love them so dearly. I cannot help it. I’ll literally read anything that’s a retelling!