There are lots of things I want to write! We all have that list of books, genres, styles, and gimmicks we all want to try out eventually. I thought I'd make a writerly bucket list of the things I want to write before I die.
1- An epistolic novel. This has been on my list for ages and ages! I love books told through letter specifically and I swear I'm going to write one! Hopefully more than one. I have some ideas swirling around my brain, just little gold fish size ones, but soon I hope they find their way onto paper.
2- Horror. I love horror novels and short stories! But it is probably the hardest, most subjective thing to execute well (right next to comedy).
3- Highly illustrated Middle Grade. This isn't the same thing as just writing and illustrating a book. It's telling the story with prose and art, blending them together to make a coherent flowing whole. Think 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' or the Amelia series by Marissa Moss. This is another one that's been on my list for years.
4- Vampires. I freaking LOVE vampires. I HATE 90% of vampire novels. I want to write about vampires but I just haven't come up with something new and exciting and different. But SOMEDAY I will! *determined face*
5- Family Saga. I don't even know why... I just do! But with a paranormal spin. Something multi-generational with a huge cast of characters stretching over years...
6- Comic Books. I have written a few graphic novels but I still don't feel satisfied. Technically I can cross this off the list but I want to write MORE comics and graphic novels in the future so I'm leaving it on the list as 'unfinished business'.
7- A wildly imaginative and dark secondary world fantasy. I would love to get my goth on, and create a dark and amazing world! Something like China Mieville's Bas Lag. Something that's pure imagination and epic in scope.
8- A shared world. I've always wanted to create a shared universe for writers to write in. A fantasy world of course ;)
9- A book about books. I love books, reader's love books. We all love books. But books about books are a little harder to manage.
10- Dark fantasy. Something grim, gritty, dark and scary. Again, I don't know what. But something! That's why it's on the bucket list!
So what's on your bucket list?