I’ve always been super interested in mythology, namely Greek. The area I stay in has a lot of ghost stories apparently (my grandfather claimed he saw one many moons ago), so I decided to look into the mythology and folklore around it. There are some links to Norse mythology too, given that the Vikings landed here.
Seeing all these bits reminded me of an idea I had years ago in school (well, not that long ago really, seeing as I only left that charming place year before last). I ended up rooting through drawers for old pendrives, which I could have sworn I put in a safe place – we all know how that ends up. Anywho, I did find all my pendrives, and after a few hours of rooting through files (I want to smack my younger self for ‘creatively’ naming files via a romantic face-keyboard smash) I finally found what I was looking for.
After some meet-ups and emails with a dear friend of mine, a kind of ‘steps to getting your head out your tooshie and writing this darn novel’ was established – brainstorming sessions, research periods, etc (shall post the actual order up later on a separate post dedicated to the layout). I’ve done the brainstorming part, and am now in the research phase. I’ll likely be posting up the really interesting sections of research I find; whether this will be a few posts or more, who knows?
I’m sure this post had a point I was going to make somewhere, but I, unfortunately, am a babbler at times (don’t let me loose in public; if I see someone I know, I’ll be there talking, possibly for hours on end).
Ah, of course. A short summary: current project is based around the area I’m from and its mythology. Will probably be of the young adult genre. Why I can’t just type this simply, nobody knows…
Also, baby tip: when testing the milk’s temperate on one’s tongue, don’t eat cheesy wotsits beforehand. Not a good combo, my friend.