The other day, I was talking with my best friend about the newest book I’m writing. I was trying to explain the plot to her when I realized that it was the same theme as the Thor movie – a non-conformist is driven from her home in order to learn how to live within society’s rules. It was sort of an odd revelation because I’d been working under the delusion that the theme was more in line with SyFy’s (Am I the only one who still cringes at that horrible spelling?) Lost Girl – a girl who doesn’t fit into the society she’s grown up in is suddenly thrust into a completely new world and must find her way while being true to herself.
As I write it out here, I see that the two themes are not all that dissimilar and I know why I mis-identified the main theme in the first place. I finally watched Thor several weeks ago since hubby bought me the DVD for Christmas and we started watching Lost Girl not too long after that. It was actually during the second episode of Lost Girl that I got the idea for this newest book. It was sort of an “I can do it better” type of thing because I am honestly very underwhelmed by the series so far.
As I think about it more, I will definitely have both themes intertwining with and playing off of each other. Having to live within society’s rules and trying to fit into a strange new world all while staying true to oneself. I feel bad for my main character already.
It’s odd – I’ve never written with a theme in mind before. I don’t even know if Lost Souls has a theme. Will this make the writing easier? Harder? A little of both? I guess we shall see.