I have always had a deep fascination with older types of storytelling. They were some of my favorite parts of the courses from my schooling. I won’t claim to be a stellar student. In fact, my teachers would probably all agree that I was a horrible student until these subjects came up in the classes and then I paid a lot of attention.
It has continued to be some of my favorite things to study upon, even after school. So much so, that I’ve built this large love in my head for Ireland out of the want to absorb myself in their culture and folklore. That is something I will accomplish before I pass on from this world – a visit for a few weeks or a month to Ireland.
Now, that isn’t to say that other places don’t have their own folklore. We do as well as many other places. While ours is fascinating, it doesn’t seem to share the same captivation for me that some of the others do. I’m not even sure the cause of it. I may not have read ones yet that do that for me.
Either way, these are the type of stories that I always gravitate toward. If I can’t find one that I wish to read, in particular, I will create one to go with fictional areas that I create. I’m thinking about keeping a separate notebook with these small folklores, myths, legends and the like that have helped shape the fictional cultures that I will be writing about. Bits of it will be included in my writing and I’m debating on sharing them in their entirety either here or in the newsletter, I’m hoping to get off the ground soon.
Those are the tentative plans for the near future while I’m working on getting the rough draft of my clockwork series finished and do the edits to release the Dragon Bond series while the other is resting. The goal is to release both books this year, which means a lot of hard work is coming over the next few months, but I look forward to it.
Until then, remember to L.O.L. (Live it, Own it, Love it) or it isn’t worth doing.