My Writing Wishlist: Five Books for Someday11:00
Like most writers, I have more ideas for books than time to write them in. My list of book ideas is longer than both my arms, and growing all the time. Today I thought that I would share five of my top ideas that I would like to write someday in the future. I’ll be linking up with Kara from Diary of a Teen Writer, who started this meme. Feel free to check out her blog and make a writing wishlist of your own.
A contemporary novel. I’d love to write a contemporary novel told from the point of view of a guy. I’ve never written a contemporary, partly because I have many more fantasy and sci-fi ideas than I do contemporary, and partly because it seems that contemporary books are geared around schools, jobs and boyfriends, none of which I’ve ever been to or had. And I haven’t written much from a guy’s perspective, so this would be a fun challenge.
A successful mystery. I’ve tried writing mysteries before, but unfortunately I have a terrible habit of getting too caught up in writing the book to actually stop and figure out what the mystery is. Obviously that is such a minor detail, right? I have some detective characters that I would like to work with, an uncle and niece combo, who are fun to write about, so now I just need a plot to work with. I have an idea for a murder mystery involving a waxwork museum, so I might see where that goes.
An urban fantasy. Fantasy in the real world is something I’ve longed to try for a while. I have a couple of ideas for a family who know about the hidden world of magic, but I haven’t managed to get much beyond the concept yet. Plus most of my ideas are pretty cliché at the moment, so this probably won’t get written until some great, unique ideas start popping up.
A fantasy novel involving a dream realm and a prince frozen in ice. I guess you can tell that I’ve actually thought about this idea a little. I know some of the awesome details that I want to put in this book. My problem? The entire plot happens to be missing. It appears that browsing Pinterest pictures is not enough to spawn the entire plot just yet. In the future, when I have some spare time and fresh ideas, I might try and get this project started.
A fantasy involving centaurs. I have no idea what I would write, but it strikes me that centaurs don’t get half enough attention in books. (Have you read a book with centaurs? What was it?) So of course, being the avid fantasy lover I am, I desperately want to write something involving these awesome four legged characters.
And there we have it. Five (very vague) books that I would love to write sometime in the future. What is the book you would most like to write in the future? Do you have genres that you would love to try writing?