Monday, May 13, 2013

Ideas

File:Freyja and cats and angels by Blommer.jpgImage:  Freja sucht ihren Ehemann by Nils Blommer (1816-1853)
Translation: Freja Seeking her Husband
A lot of people like to know where writers get ideas. It depends. Sometimes the muse strikes where you least expect it. And other times, you write for a particular publisher, style, concept.

For example, I have a particular project coming up, a new one, that has to involve shapeshifters in some way. I really like projects with a common theme. This project is for a multi-author anthology. And we're all doing shifters. Therefore, I must make mine as different as humanly possible from any other shifter story in the collection. *grin*


I've bounced ideas around, from series I have already written to things I want to write about. Scarily, nothing was hitting. And considering I need to have this unplanned story in by August--that's not good. 

But I think I struck gold. My many research books about myths and legends have once again come to my aid. I'm partial to the Norse, and I think I have just the thing. A beginning story to a new world set in multiple places and overseen by multiple deities. I'm excited just thinking about it. As a teaser, I can tell you that my first story centers around some of Freyja's people. Cats, falcons, and Valkyries, oh my. 

Happy Monday. Now go grab some coffee. 

4 comments:

Carrie Ann Ryan said...

Ooooooooooooooh!!!!!!!

Tracy said...

Love a shifter Marie...... The anthology sounds really intersting!!!

Just read a F.U.C shifter book by Eve Langlias and it was about a Lion & a Falcon...was a lot of fun.
A while back I only imagined that shifters would be wolves but now..... it seems there's endless possibilities!!! :D

Looking forward to hearing more about this!!! ;-) x

Marie Harte said...

LOL, Carrie Ann. And no, I do not have a plot fleshed out yet. But the idea of hitching up two hunky cat shifters to pull my own chariot sounds like fun. Man, Freya had a good thing going... hahaha

Marie Harte said...

Traci, I know I used to love wolf shifter books when vampires were the new black. Then the wolves descended. And now you find shifters of every species out there. I read one a long time ago about a beagle. Not my cup of tea, but interesting nonetheless.
I like predators, personally. Animals with claws, talons, and fangs. What does that say about me? :)