So, I am writing a dystopian novel. Yes, the girl who doesn't really have a favorite genre, is writing a novel in a genre that she really doesn't know about. The only thing she does know is that she has a story that needs to be told, and so she's telling it.
About three weeks ago, I had a dream about fire and the end of the world, and though it was a scary dream, I found a story inside of it. So I took down a few notes, and I decided to give writing this story a try.
At first I really really liked it. I thought the characters were great. The premise was awesome and I was so in love with the idea, that I just wanted to jump in and write it. But then I realized something about my premise: It wasn't going to work out.
I just had this gut feeling that it wasn't going to work out, so instead of giving up, I thought about it some more until I came up with something infinitely better.
I don't have an official title but I've been calling this WIP As the World Burns for the longest and it's about losing faith, finding it, fighting a war that may end the world and finding love as the world burns.
My main character, Maggie, has a very strong voice and I love her for that. I'm already a good 2k into the story, so hopefully I'll be able to finish it one day.
If you want to read the first half of the first chapter, click here. It's been changed around since then, but the idea is still pretty much the same.
Civil Twilight is my Muse. I've been listening to a lot of their music while writing because it's so beautiful and it just makes me feel like writing and getting the words out.
What are you guys working on? And what singer/band is helping you get the words out?