02806: Negotiating with the Fae

So I recently finished Skin Game, the last full novel in the Dresden Files series that has been released thus far. It was yet another great read involving  a complex adventure involving not just the tricky rules of the faerie courts and the promises that they need to keep but also the demonic Order of the Blackened Denarius. Jim Butcher's ability to use his words to tell such intriguing stories that juggle many diverse elements including classic tales of faeries, various mythologies and pantheons, and even some religious foes as well into a coherent narrative universe.

Perhaps my love for stories of dealing with the faerie world should be a basis for my own creative writing efforts. Just thinking about it is both exciting and scary at the same time, but no specific story prompts come to mind just yet. I once again worry that I don't know the old stories well enough to really write about them, but I know that voice of near-constant worry is also one  of the bigger things that have held me back. No story will feel truly good enough. Everything will always feel cliche. The list goes on and on.

But hey this is yet another story peg that I may be able to pursue if I my some effort to it. One of the other barriers to my writing has been the lack of that feeling of inspiration or drive to write something that truly excites me. It's been quite the struggle to find that spark to get my creative fires blazing but hopefully something will come to mind sooner rather than later.

I really need to figure out what I want to write this year. I doubt I'll end up with anything that I'll be immediately proud of, but maybe I'll at least have something to show for the effort. This is all assuming I figure out how to get the ball rolling. Gah stress.