Why have I not discovered this topic sooner? This is great! I have written 6 books (technically 5 1/4 because I am still working on one) and I hope that one standalone sci-fi short story will get published since I entered it in an anthology book competition. The other 5 books are part of a series (I named my Aetherlight character, Ariella, after the main character in the series) about dragons. Yes, dragons. I began writing the series when I first watched HTTYD and had an obsession with dragons (I still do--good dragons, not evil ) and it has adapted from there.
Ariella can't remember her past, and she lives in a village which gets attacked by dragons. She and her friends are separated from all the other villagers, so they have to go through the burning village before the fire jumps the river and consumes their whole island, trapping them. They are attacked by dragons which just happened to stick around after the rest left, and Ariella and her friends are then separated. Dun dun duuuun Cliffhanger!!!!
What happens to Ariella? Will she make it out alive? (Obviously. There are four more books for goodness sake) Do I need to rewrite the first several chapters of my first book for clarity and historical accuracy? Probably. Will it ever get published? We may never find out.
And as for other stories I have had ideas for, I might try writing a medieval story about two warring kingdoms and a boy whose father was of one kingdom and whose mother was of another (making his allegiances divided I suppose). One kingdom loves music, the other hates it. I still haven't gotten much inspiration for that one, as I am trying to finish the 5th book in my dragon series at the moment. Maybe some day!
@May_Otterview I'm curious....do you like to write? If not, that's quite all right! Everyone has different interests and gifts! If so, you simply need to make time to write and get inspiration. That can come from many sources, whether it is a movie, another book, or something on the internet. If you're passionate about something, then write about (like I did about dragons)! And you don't have to write a full length novel-- you can just write a short story or a report, even. If you're worried about the quality of your books, then make sure you have a dictionary and that you read a lot of good books that help you expand your vocabulary and help you know how to structure sentences well and in creative ways. Keep a thesaurus on hand, too--good adjectives are crucial for variety in your writing! This advice goes for all aspiring authors and for those who like to write.