Sometime you have so many idea fledglings and you just want to write them ALL before they scurry but you want to focus on your WIP? It happens so much it’s not even funny. (Other times I’ll be parched dry and sobbing for something new. No in-between.)
So Alyssa at The Devil Does Takeout did a writing wishlist of all the ideas that she wanted to write one day a while back. (spoiler: they’re all amazing and if I found them in a bookshop one day, let’s face it, I’d buy all of them.) And a lot of bloggers have done this before too. Annnnnd, it brings me to my own list of ideas that I hope to write one day, but can’t for now because they’re fledglings and I have a WIP to finish. Camp NaNo in July, anyone?
Sherlock and his imaginary friend, John.
No, but seriously can we have this heartbreaking book of Sherlock as a kid, and he’s a genius and he knows it. But he has severe schizophrenia and suffers from hallucinations, and his parents are forcing him to go to school and face other kids for the first time in his life after being homeschooled, and the novel is basically told through his streams of consciousness. And John, is nothing but figment of his imagination.
Everybody needs somebody. Even a make-believe somebody.
2. Disease and magic
I haven’t read a book so far in which the main character has some sort of disorder, AND they’re gifted with magic. Give me all the books about them trying to cope with the wizarding world while trying to fit in, and doing spells and trying to make them work, how their disease affects their magic and just omg, I WANT THIS. I actually got this idea while toying around with Loony Blurbs a while ago.
Even with magic, the world ain’t perfect, and the broken ones will still be there.
(A second idea about disorders, I’m starting to see a pattern here.)
3. I want all the angst and emotion
A novel in which the main character is left with some sort of mark, so that whenever she feels a particular emotion, the villain will get stronger, feeding on her emotions. So like, imagine the kind of character we would have when she’s forced to restrain her anger all her life. And what will happen when that bottle is shaken and it finally explodes?
4. Crossing barriers
Basically, another book about handicapped people. For example, what would happen a blind girl and a deaf boy fell in love? Is that possible? I don’t know, but I definitely wanna try it out.
5. Gender-flipped fairytale retelling
I know this has been done before, but I really wanna give it a try. I mean, if Cinderella can be a cyborg living in dystopian China, can we have…a boy Pocahontas?
A girl Robin Hood. A guy Esmerelda. The possibilities are endless.
6. Stealing voices
An epic contemporary fantasy, where a guy who’s going to high school has to steal a voice every nine months to live. If he doesn’t he’ll die. An MC who isn’t exactly the ‘good guy’, has questionable morals, is willing to kill over a voice? Yeah, fun 😉
Oh, and what if he he loses a part of himself each time he steals a voice, and one of his victim’s traits or small quirk, any feature is passed onto him?
An amazing friend of mine (she’s fab) and I came up with this, and we’ll definitely write this after Camp NaNo.
And these are SOME of my ideas :3 How’s your writing going, Camp Nano or not? Any good books about kids with disorders? (it seems like I’m into these nowadays) Most importantly, do you think that we should write even when we don’t have ideas as exercise, or when inspiration is rambant?