Oct. 31st, 2011

fae_boleyn: (USUK)
So, if you're at my journal, then you probably know that I am, primarily, a fanfiction writer. You might not know, however, that I want to write origfic. (Granted, I think a lot of fanwriters dream of actually being a writer themselves.) I went into journalism because I enjoy it, but also because... Well... I thought it was more practical than pursuing writing.

I'm not so sure now.

Seems like the odds of success in both fields are stacked against you, and if I'm being honest with myself, I have a passion for fiction that surpasses all my other passions, including my journalistic one. My history passion keeps wanting to dovetail with it - the trick there is that I want to write a Tudor-era novel. I do not want to write about Anne Boleyn, who has had way too much exposure - so has Katherine of Aragon - and though I understand why this is true, it irks me. The fall of Katherine/rise of Anne and then Anne's fall are high drama, after all. I'm considering writing about my own favorite Queen, Katherine Parr, which will take considerable time. Especially tracking down resources on her.

That isn't the only problem. And here's where my subject line comes in. Because I've got something in the back of my mind. A modern-era fantasy of some kind, in which magicals come in three flavors (well, three human flavors), and the three groups aren't fans of each other. And I have a pair of twins, Natalie and Nathaniel. Whoever named them in-verse thought the matching was "cute". This is subject to change. They run a magic shop. I know that Nathaniel is gay and Natalie is straight. I know that they're bastards (in the literal sense, they are born out of wedlock), that they're mixed blood of two of the magical types, and I know that their father is a mage. The mages have a court, and he is high-ranking. I know the basics of their world, but I don't want to go into too much detail here.

I don't seem to have a plot yet. I guess all I can do for now is keep letting it sit there, and hope it develops further - the concept of the three types of magic popped into my head on a bus trip, more or less fully formed, after all - but this is decidedly frustrating.


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