Thursday, July 10, 2014

Bucket Lists continued

Jewel started our "New Year" recapping the Novel Spaces accomplishments for 2014. The list was impressive. Then Che posted a very fitting post for the new year, she posted a very impressive "Writing Bucket List". This got me thinking about the things I would like to write that I am not currently doing. So here's my list, I didn't make it to ten, but check the comments, I may add on!

A Picture Book. I have produced five, soon to be six illustrated children's books, however, I have the words and images of a picture book floating in my head. My major setback right now is that I cannot even draw a recognizable stick figure and the images are so sharp in my mind that I am not sure that I can trust anyone else to draw them.

A Futuristic Novel. The germs of this one came to me about a year ago, but they have yet to find the space to germinate.

A Mystery Novel. I was a huge Agatha Christie fan growing up and I feel that somewhere in my head is a murder mystery waiting to happen.

An Animated Children's Series aimed at Caribbean Children.


Charles Gramlich said...

My bucket list right now is just to get back to writing. I've taken several days off after finishing a project.

Liane Spicer said...

I'm in the market for an illustrator with the magical ability to draw exactly what's in my sister's head for a series of picture books she has had sitting around for a decade and a half. Let me know if you find such a person!

Already written one futuristic (dystopian, of course!) short story, but no plans for a full length work.

And one of my WIPs is a mystery! I am SO loving writing this one.

Jewel Amethyst said...

I started out with romance, wrote one YA suspense, and published the first in a series of children's books...check.

On my list still is woman's fiction:WIP stalled 4 years ago;

epistolary :began one chronicling a woman's struggle with cancer. After seeing my sister suffer and die of cancer I haven't been able to continue writing it. Too painful.

family saga: way in the future

historic fiction featuring African slavery and the middle passage.

...and of course an anthology of short stories and poems written in Kittitian dialect. That I have written but not yet published.

Che Gilson said...

I would LOVE to see the animated series set in the Caribbean! I bet it would be wonderful! And so unlike all the awful cartoons on American TV...