Wednesday, April 7, 2010

In Which I Have A New Idea

The other night I had a dream. Now I know I've posted on how I have troubles writing full stories based off my dreams, but this time, the story is almost complete.

To be fair I think much of the story came up while I was sort-of half awake and trying to fall back asleep. But that doesn't matter!


This story seems like it would make a good YA trilogy. I've never overly considered doing something YA before, until now that is.


I'm actually quite excited about these stories (the dream covered books 1 and 2. But I'm a trilogy person so there would have to be a third one) and may start the first one for NaNo 2010.


What's it about? That's a closely guarded secret. The only thing I will tell you is that it involves a war.


Oh, and Sea Serpents.



Anyone else have new story ideas?

34 comments:

JustineDell said...

You got two stories from one dream? That must have been one seriously long dream! Good for you!

Yes, I have new story - too bad I'll never have time to write it...lol. Gotta finish the first 12 in my head first ;-)

~JD

Matthew Rush said...

Nope, still editing my first novel. For whatever reason I only get inspired to do one thing at a time, at least so far that is.

Except for blogging of course, which doesn't count.

Falen said...

Justine - i have notoriously long dreams. They're like epic. And kind of awesome in that way

Mathew - sometimes i wish i would only get inspired by one thing at a time. i'd probably get things done faster. But then i'd be worried that i wouldn't have anything new to write when i was ready for a new project...

Dawn Hullender said...

What a perfect time for this post! I had an epic dream last night myself and was just sitting here in front of my computer taking notes!

Dude, I totally love epic dreams which I can make a story from.

My dream last night consisted of vampires. Do you think their trend is over?

Christi Goddard said...

I'm on chapter 6 of my new WIP I started three weeks ago. It's so radically different from anything I've tried to do, so it's been fun so far.

Summer said...

I dreamed my mother divorced me.
Don't ask.

Summer said...

And I haven't allowed myself to think of anything new lately. Probably why my dreams have been punishing me.

Palindrome said...

I did actually just have a dream the other day that might make a story or part of a story. They always seem like good ideas until I start writing it down and realize how little sense it makes.

But I have been getting some new novel ideas...on the down low marinating currently.

Piedmont Writer said...

Nothing new yet, but I've had a few ideas for my latest WIP.

sarahjayne smythe said...

I really need to dream. I'm impressed with yours. Two books? And that is one way cool serpant. :)

Lola Sharp said...

Oooh, sea serpents!! Tasty. I like it.


Hey, that comment you made on Anne's blog about how to do all that stuff with Google Reader may have changed my life. I think I love you.

Peace out,
Lola

Lola Sharp said...

Dude, it's eating my comments!! Wassup with Blogger, yo?! Grrr.

Okay, so I commented that sea serpents are full of badass awesome. Very excited for you to get cracking that.

Then I said that I think I may, possibly love you.
Why?
Because that comment you left on Anne's blog about how to actually use the google reader was life changing. Muchos Gracias.

Peace out,
Lola

Lola Sharp said...

Testing (blogger is eating my comments! Grrrr!!!)

angfla said...

An idea for a trilogy out of one dream?! And it involves sea serpents (love that picture btw)? Color me jealous. Good luck with it. Anything involving sea serpents is sure to be fun to write.

Teebore said...

Anne FTW! Zing!

I wish I remembered my dreams...

Palindrome said...

@Anne- LMAO! Niiiice!

Barbara Ann Wright said...

Steampunk sea serpents?

Falen said...

Dawn - yeah epic dreams are awesome. And i, too, am sitting on a vampire novel. The good thing about trends is they always come back around

Christi - fun is always good. Especiallt if it's fun because it's something new

Summer - i hate weird personal dreams like that. I'd much rather have weird dreams that i can make into a story!

Anne - i TOLD you that i had a dream where i had finished it, and apparently that dream made my subconscious forget all about your commission. I'll do it at some point. Stop your whining

Palindrome - you have even MORE novel ideas? You have a crap load as it is!
man, share the wealth...
J/K i'm happy with my handful on the backburner

Piedmont - i've read your sidebar and know you're working on quite a few ideas as is. i think you're good for awhile

Sarahjayne - do you not dream? Because that would stink. Unless you have nightmares, then i'm sure it would be better to not dream.
And yeah, i LOVE that sea serpent!

Lola - yeah blogger's been eating everyone's comments today. I've been very irritated with it.
And no problem with the google reader. Just sharing the love

angfla - i'm really excited about it too, since i don't usually mess with sea-faring folk

Teebore - yeah i wish you did too, because if they're anything like mine, they're awesome. Maybe you need to get more sleep? So you're more rested? I dunno. I just remember brother didn't dream until he got his sleep apnea fixed

Palindrome - oh please. Don't encourage her...

Barabara - it's funny you should say that because i actually AM thinking they society may have some steampunkish tendencies...

Palindrome said...

I know, I know! I made a list a couple of weeks ago. There's a lot but some of my combine to become one uber idea.

I'm sorry. It was really funny, reminded me of the stuff The Man says when I say I have a new idea.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sea serpents? I like it.
And yeah, I have a new idea for a sequel to CassaStar.

Falen said...

Palindrome - oooh an uber idea? interesting

Alex - with a girl POV? ;)

E. Elle said...

Nothing new yet. My muse (if I have one) is currently making me focus on the WIP. Weird, considering she/he/it was throwing ideas at me during the creation of novel #1. Whatev.

DEZMOND said...

Oh, Sea Serpents, yummy! :)

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Cool! Dream-inspired stories are great!! I'm working on a new idea that will be set in France. Part of my vacation there this summer will be grassroots research. Can't wait!

Janel said...

I recently read a book about using your subconscious mind to come up with creative story ideas. The weird time between waking and sleeping is supposed to be one of the most creative times of all. The book even detailed how to purposely put yourself into that state.

As for me, I came up with a story before falling asleep last night too. Definitely not YA for me though!

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Love me some sea serpents. I have a kraken obsession. I've always love him. Glad he's making a comeback with the new Clash of the Titans. ;)

Palindrome said...

@Janel- What was the name of the book you read? I am interested in checking that out.

insidethewritersstudio said...

War is a fabulous topic! (What a horrible thing to say as someone whose husband has deployed to Iraq and A-stan... but, it's true. Makes for so many levels of passion, conflict, anxiety, and every other single emotion a human possesses that there's no way to run out of conflict.)

Still. It is a fabulous topic. If it weren't, there wouldn't be so many movies about it.

Jemi Fraser said...

Sea Serpents are definitely fun! Go for it :)

Falen said...

E Elle - I'm sure you have a muse, and when you find it you'll wonder how it took you so long. I didn't discover mine until i made a "drunken muse" offhannd comment and it was an epiphany that my muse IS the drunken muse

Dezmond - you're the second person that has mentioned sea serpents in relation to eating... it makes me think about possibilites for my culture...

Nicole - grassroots research sounds pretty awesome. I've never gone anywhere for research, let alone France!

Janel - that is exactly the time when the story really came together. That book sounds interesting, i'd like to read it if you can remember the title or author

Karen - yeah the Kraken is awesome and even though Clash of the TItans was OK, the Kraken was the best part of the movie

Inside - i agree. And i think war automatically adds conflict. In the first book i think the war will mostly be in the background (until the end) but the second and especially the third will really focus on the war

Jemi - thanks! I never would have ever thought to write a story about sea serpents. I guess my drunken muse knows just what bottles to throw at me

AchingHope said...

Ooooooo.... Sea Serpents?? :D

And do I have new story ideas? Try every stinkin' day. It's actually really annoying, because I am so add it's hard to focus on one idea at a time. Oh! Look! A sock.

See what I mean? I say such things, and then I think "What is the socks name? Why is his name Steve? Why would a sock have a name..." Ak! I'm doing it again!

*shuts up quickly*

Falen said...

Aching - LMAO!
You know, i used to be like that, especially in highschool. I would have ideas every single moment. But i think a lot of them weren't very useable.
Now i have less ideas, but the ones i do have seem to be more concrete and flushed out.
I don't know which is better

AchingHope said...

I think it's better to have useable ideas than just a boatload of ideas about socks. But that's just my opinion ;)

Falen said...

Ha!

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