Thursday, February 18, 2010

Writing Update 2/18

I'm apparently bad at keeping this updated...Anyway, just wanted to say that I have been writing. Maybe not thousands of words, but more than before, which is better than nothing right?

I haven't really worked on Lady of the Snow; for some reason, that story is stuck temporarily. I have however been actively rewriting the beginning of my older WiP, The Scarlet Daughter. The ideas for that one seem to be flowing again--after almost a year hiatus--so I'm going with it. I guess sometimes it takes a long break like that to start things up again.

Also, I've come up with a new story idea. It's not one I'll be working on actively any time soon since I'd like to get these two WiPs done first, but sometimes ideas just can't be stopped. They come when they come.

This one came from a story I read online. It was an archeological find in Assam (near India and Bangladesh) that many say prove the story of an old mythological Indian story about King Banasura and his daughter, Princess Usha. Check out the story for more info about it.

It just went from there really--the story developed in my head complete with the mythical world I'll be setting it in (with heavy influence of Indian culture, as well as a bit of Persian and Chinese too). It's only loosely based off the story--just like my Yuki-onna one--but the inspiration can be traced back to this myth.

I don't really have much besides a loose outline. I don't have any character names yet nor do I have the world fully pictured in my head. This one will actually take some time to develop since it's essentially going to be in a fantasy world. For now, it's going to have to stay undeveloped. But it's there and it's something to work on should the writing stop for the other two WiPs.


Miss Jessica said...

I, too, came across that story on Michelle Moran's blog. I think it sounds like a great novel idea and look forward to hearing about your progress on it.


Anonymous said...

Good to hear you're still going! :)


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