Norse Mythology — January 11, 2013

Norse Mythology

I don’t know why but lately I have come to be obsessed with Norse mythology. I had planned on writing one book that dealt with it. This book took place all over Scandinavia and I may revisit the book someday.

But I’ve also got Norse mythology factoring in heavily in the contemporary novel brewing. It’s a fun story that will be just for me and likely not for publication. (If it gets written.)

Some tidbits from my research:

Loki is actually Odin’s brother (according to some tellings) through a blood-oath. Thus he’s Thor’s uncle.

Thanks to Loki, Thor has Mjolnir, Odin has the horse that pulls his chariot, and the gods have a giant serpent who devours them and the world as part of Ragnarok (the destruction of the gods).

Sif, Thor’s wife, wears a wig of pure gold which Loki obtained for her after being the cause of her losing her hair in the first place.

I’m in love with the culture and the mythology. I’m not sure I want to ever not be, either. 😀

What are your favorite gods and myths?

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WiP Wednesday 11/14/12 — November 14, 2012

WiP Wednesday 11/14/12

This should have been a short post seeing as how I’m taking November and December off from writing.

Theoretically.

You see, telling the universe you’re taking a hiatus from something like writing is just giving the universe a big reason to say, “I dare you to try.”

I’m going to confess to not entirely taking the two months off so far. I’m not doing anything with urgency, but I am continuing every so often to type up more of Curse of Life and also get everything set for the next book I want to write.

Also, there’s that pesky thing called a query that I’m trying to perfect for continuing rounds of querying on Woven.

In the meantime, the universe is enjoying toying with me. I have another snippet of dialogue for the book I want to start in January. It’s currently titled Soul Eater, but that’s just a filler until I actually start writing. My brain keeps trying to switch things around in the MC’s backstory for that book as well.

And where the universe Woven is set in is concerned, I’ve now got a timeline idea for how the world evolves about 1800 years into the future from all the books that take place in Woven‘s time and all its related books. Which is an interesting concept to have running in my head. It’s now just waiting for the right story to convince me to make it a reality.

But these two months are supposed to be about tackling my TBR pile and finally getting them read. Some of these have been on the TBR shelf for a year or more. Which is sad because I’ve now realized that if I don’t read the book within a reasonable time frame (a month perhaps, not sure) I struggle to get up the motivation to actually read it.

How are your WiPs going?

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