Lately I have been thinking about fairy tales. I am pulled back to the time of Charles Perrault, and the Grimm Brothers; as well as Hans Christian Anderson.
They all wrote short fairy tales; they did not need to be long drawn out stories; yet these stories written so long ago are done and redone today.
It just makes me wonder who is going to be the next fairytale writer? I am not talking about redoing stories that have already been done, I am talking about releasing a book of new fairy tales.
The main question here; is it even possible to do this? I have over fifty fairytales that I have written and I hold them back because somewhere someone said I needed to write them into whole novels or books. But what is wrong with the short stories that I have already written? Why am I not satisfied with that.
As a writer can I not make up my own rules; just as I create my own stories? Why do I put all of this pressure on myself? What am I actually waiting for? Permission to go my own way?
No great story was ever written without taking chances. So when most of my main influences are short fairy tales or myths and legends from history; what could possibly make me think that writing a novel or a book series first would make any sense to me as a writer?
Let me explain; this was all just to say this: I am thinking, (only thinking at this point) about releasing a volume of fairy tales. A majority of them will be my original fairytales; while some will include my version of the fairytales we all know and love.
So my question to all of you; Are you ready for new fairytales? For new stories that are not the same rehashing of the familiar stories of old?
Ready or Not; Here I come.
- K A Petentler