Wednesday, January 10, 2018

What a novel idea!

Do you have a novel in your head? I know from reading other blogs, some of you are very capable of writing one but do you have a story in your head that is all your own? One that is just for you, it will probably never be revealed in the real world. You spend quiet time writing and rewriting it over and over in your head, some may call it daydreaming, but deep down inside you know this is different, it has a definite form. .............................................'...... I do venture into storyland, as of now I only have two stories left, the others have faded out over time. Most have disappeared from memory because they were often love stories between two guys, something the world wasn't creating when I was younger, now they are no longer needed. I'm definitely not saying that I think I am capable of writing a novel, I know that I don't have that talent. Still I have two stories that I often play in my head. I have certain scenes that I like to repeat, they give me strong feelings and I often rework them to extract just the right amount of emotions, it's a little bit of a high to be honest. I wonder if other people do this as well, it's my form of escape. The two that are left have been with me for many years. One story has a gay lead character but strangely the other has a straight leading male character, I have thought about changing this but "my muse" will not allow such tampering with the gift whispered in my ear. ............................................. Some of the earlier stories running through my head included people from my life; however not the remaining two, both are fiction fantasy type stories. I used to read a lot of books when I was young along the lines of Tolkien, David Eddings, The Dragon Lance series etc, so hence the settings. The story with the straight character is a bit complicated but I will share a little about the story with the gay character. ............................................. I wanted a love (yes romance) story featuring gay characters, at the time I dreamt this up, that just didn't exist as far as I knew. I wanted to create in my head a world where gay relationships were just as acceptable as straight relationships, it was unimaginable to me at the time, that one day this would come true. I wanted a twist to the story however and it came to me one evening while watching a program on arranged marriages. I thought what if you were a prince, in a fictional kingdom, in a fictional land, in a fictional time. Your oldest brother is to be king. To serve your family, it is your duty to let your marriage be arranged between you and a prince in a faraway kingdom, thus joining the two kingdoms as allies to each other. Then begins the story of the journey, the odd way in which the Prince meets his future husband, the royal gay wedding, the dark cloud in every story being the constant threat of war from one kingdom of religious zealots who think being gay is wrong, the couple being separated by battle, etc. I spent enough time in this kingdom that the King's accountants want to charge me with a royal tax. .............................................. Do you have a book in your brain?

14 comments:

John Gray said...

Yes and I've just started it

Anonymous said...

You should write yours. I’d read it. Mine? Yes. All the main characters would be gay men in relationships but which could be initially read (incorrectly) as heterosexual.
JP

Tomass Hawkke said...

A mind bright with adventure and a heart graced with romance; you do indeed have fertile ground for stories, Steven.

I've managed a novella and a few short stories, but can't seem to corral the concentration and discipline to complete a novel. There are tales I'd like to bring to life, but I find it hard to transfer them from my imagination to the page.

Thank you for sharing your princely tale.

Old Lurker said...

It is time to put words to page, unless that would ruin the fantasy.

Alas, I have no book in my head. This should come as no surprise,as I have no imagination and am functionally illiterate.

Sooo-this-is-me said...

John, good for you, actually you already seem to have a large fan base.

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Thanks JP, I would totally read yours as well, I get the feeling it would make me blush.

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Tomass, that is so interesting, I am not surprised, you have a way with words. I understand a little what you are saying, there are times even just with my blog, I feel frustrated because I can't get across what I'm thinking.

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Mr Lurker, I see no evidence of your self criticism, this leads me to think you are pulling my leg and may already have a book or two.

Anonymous said...

Interesting post. People often tell me I should write a book about my crazy family, but I know deep down that I would have difficulty trying to capture every moment with the right words. So I guess my blog is my book!

Robert Knight said...

tomasshawkke....you'd do better by describing where you now live, and the places before that, as an account of your extraordinary fascinating life. Change names, whatever, just get it down from your heart. That's where the story truly is.

Ur-spo said...

Often I have an urge to write a book, but there is nothing inside (yet) demanding to be written apart from blog entries.

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Michael 54, I would advise against writing that book, there would be no value in making yourself live through those awful times again. My novels were an escape to a better place during bad times, or even just during quiet times.

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Robert, you do know that Tomass has his own blog which you could speak to him directly? Lol

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Dr Spo, I could definitely see you writing a book of some sort, in fact I strongly believe that one day you will.