I'm trying to think of some new writing ideas to try this summer. I've completely given up on my NaNoWriMo novel. It was written while I was still heavily influenced by Star Wars and it fails. I want to write something original and hopefully fantasy.
I heard publishers are looking for ?????? mermaid stories for the next paranormal/fantasy genre. We've done vampires, werewolves, wizards, elves, witches, leprechauns, half-bloods, and mermaids are one of the few relatively untouched genres. So I was thinking about that, but it's kinda weird. I might try it though.
It might end up like Artemis Fowl though.
I also wanted to try this science fiction thing where this world is just an experiment/prototype for another world but the "new" world went terribly wrong and now it's up to the people from the "prototype" world to save it? Anyone with me? Anyone?
I also wanted to write a historical fiction about the medieval crusades, but that might take a lot of research, etc. and I really wanted to try fantasty again.
This is why so few books ever get written...sigh.
What are your writing inspirations?