Sunday, July 29, 2007

It's raining, it's pouring

There is a big storm here with lots of thundering and lightening. This also means I keep getting kicked offline. Today would be such a perfect day to get in some real, quality writing. The thing is, all my story ideas are good for novels, but not for short stories. I would like to get started on one of my novels, but I'd like to write a few short stories first to submit places. The thing is...I'm having trouble thinking of good ideas for a short story! Anyone have any suggestions? Not for a full plot, since I don't want to steal a plot from anyone, but for a setting, a character, etc. that I can incorporate in. Sort of like a game! And then I can take all or some of the ideas, mix them up, and come up with a story!

In other news, I LOVE big storms. I just don't like losing my internet connection every two seconds. Or being home alone with HUGE claps of thunder like, er, that one just now. Especially not while I'm in the middle of reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman, which is, so far, an excellent book but very graphic and, ah, adult rated. And disturbing at some parts, including the walking dead.

5 comments:

Scraps said...

I wish I had some ideas for you, my dear, but if I did, I'd be using them myself...

I don't like being home alone during a storm, either.

squirrel said...

I was always partial to those stories which have semi-believable plots. Stories that could have taken place somewhere real, but not quite, because they have something other-worldly about them.
I actually started writing a story--whether it would morph into a novel would remain a mystery until it would happen--but sadly, I had a hard time writing it, and now it's just the begining of a story with maps and notes and everything, but no middle and no ending written out...
Did you ever read the books by Orson Scott Card? Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, Xenocide, Shadow of the Hegemon...? If you did, let me know, and I'll tell you more of an idea I might have for you... :-)

Erachet said...

I HAVE read those books! Well, just Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow, which are both AMAZING. Ooh, what idea? *is excited*

And I agree with you about partially-real stories. I like them, too. It makes them feel like they really could happen, even though I know they're fantastical.

squirrel said...

Ah, so here's where it gets good. Yay!!! (and I see that I have met a fellow passionate person! Excited!! I'd noticed that you are before from what you write, but you've never met me, so...)

And yes, weren't those two amazing? They're the only two I got to, also; I heard the others are more boring cuz they're about the characters when they get older (and Bean becomes a giant and dies early!! *sniff!*)
So anyway, great books, which made me think of a storyline, but if I told it to you here, there would not be much of an audience to read your book now, would there be? :-)
Tell me what you want me to do. (And now I'm starting to think that my idea is not all that great...and it probably has many flaws...but I'm not backing out now...) Email? :-) (yay!!)

Erachet said...

Sure! You can email me at erachet @ gmail dot com. Can't wait!!! :D