So, I have been making rounds around the blogosphere and I see a lovely post that is making its way around. It started here. It sounds like such fun to do.
It’s a writing wish list.
It’s basically a list of books you want to write eventually, as vague or specific as you would like.
Vicious little plot bunnies… here we go!
1. A Dystopian
Okay, so the only dystopian I’ve read is Divergent. And really, just the first one (I skimmed Insurgent). I watched The Hunger Games. So… yeah, I may very well fall into the tropes and clichés for this one, but who cares? Besides, I already have one or two ideas for plots, so… I don’t care how cliché it turns out. If I have an idea I love, nothing is going to stop me from writing it.
2. A Mystery
As Cait from Paper Fury said, isn’t this on everyone’s list? I want to write a mystery as I’ve heard Agatha Christie (a discovery writer, as I am) wrote mysteries– make sure every suspect has a motive.
3. A Horror
Yes, I am a sweet, introverted girl with a sick, twisted mind. I know, you never would’ve guessed. But honestly, there is a thrill to scaring yourself and writing every sentence just so, so that you are giggling like a psychopath, certain you will terrify anyone who reads it. The problem here? I will have to hunt for more alpha-readers. Inevitably, I will lose my alpha-alpha-reader (Hi, Mom!) if I write a horror.
4. A Good Romance Plotline
So, what I want here is for the boy and the girl are already together before the beginning of the book, they stay together throughout the entire book, there is no other boy or girl showing up to become a love triangle, boy and girl’s parents are happy with this match, and there may be some conflict due to the real plot, but nothing that can’t be resolved! Is this too much to ask? Yeah, probably, but it’s only a plotline! Not the actual plot!
5. A Book in Which Everyone Ends Up Dead
Just for a change of pace.
6. An Epic
This may very well never be written. While writing LASER, I discovered that I was really bored with writing my own made up worlds (I had written them for most of the time I have been writing). I really prefer writing urban fantasy. World is pretty much already made and you just add in some magic. Done with the world-building. (I will never be diagnosed with world-builder’s disease…) But… there is still an appeal to writing an epic fantasy.
7. After a Devastating Car Wreck, a Teenage Boy’s Brain is Replaced With a Computer…
I actually already tried this one. And I honestly think I just got off on the wrong foot with it.
8. A Script for TV or a Movie
Don’t know what this would actually be, yet…
9. A Mash-Up (Sort of) of Emma and Sherlock Holmes
This could be hilarious beyond reason. Matchmaker Emma and the perfectly observant Sherlock coming together in one book (or maybe even being just one character!?)? Yes, please!
10. Pride and Prejudice and Pirates
Someone has actually already written this… BUT WHO CARES?! This concept is too awesome! Worse case scenario, I can’t get it published for fear of being sued. Best case scenario, though, I get it published and there is fame and fortune from it.
11. Any of the Magic Systems I’ve Thought of
Magic powered by tea. Magic that controls sand. Magic you get from pulling teeth! (Ouch… such a good idea, no?)
12. A Musical
Hmm… I can’t sing, I can’t compose, I barely play the piano anymore… there is no way this idea can go wrong.
That isn’t everything, but if I sit here and think about everything I ever wanted to write, you will be stuck here for the rest of your lives.
What about you guys? What lovely plot bunnies do you have lurking in the corners of your notebooks?