Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Willpower, Mermen and Vikings

Oh my! I'm researching about frost giants and a rotting girl named Hel when I should be leading some soldiers around a surreal otherworld. I think I've fallen in love with Norse Mythology.

Dead Sharp Bait was rejected by the Dead Bait anthology today (fabulous eight day response - I do love a quick turnaround), and I've now signed my zombie mermen up for another rejection in about 72 hours - I've sent it to Clarkesworld.

My abstinence from writing short stories only lasted a week. Though that's possibly a record.

13 comments:

Jamie Eyberg said...

The Norse lore is pretty cool. My brother wanted to name his son Loki but his girlfriend won that battle.

Catherine J Gardner said...

I have books and books on mythology but have only ever dipped into Greek & Roman - wrists duly slapped.

K.C. Shaw said...

Frost giants are instantly cool. I mean, well, they'd have to be. Cold, even.

That's too bad about your Dead Bait story, but maybe Clarksworld will love it!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Maybe... But then again maybe not.

Mary said...

Cool indeed. Mickey Rourke is into Norse mythology; his Chihuahua is named Loki.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Abstinence is for virgins. And we both know you've been with plenty of short stories ; )

Aaron Polson said...

Norse mythology is great for us dark fantasy folks. You will find a market for dead mermen, never fear.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Mary, I can't believe I wasted so much time with the Greeks. Damn Agamemnon.

Natalie - LOL!

Aaron - who could not love zombie mermen?

Danielle Ferries said...

Zombie mermen - I love it!

Sorry about the rejection, but someone else will snap it up.

Jeremy D Brooks said...

There are some great stories in Norse Mythos, told and to-be. I'm almost done with American Gods, and there are some prominent Norse gods scattered throughout.

Good luck with the story...I'm I think 0 and 2 with Clarkesworld.

Kim Kasch said...

Oh I love Viking lore - heck - I married one ;)

Hagelrat said...

i never studied norse mythology only greek and roman, but the snippets i come across always enchant me. Your soldiers will be ok on their own a little longer.

Barry Napier said...

It is a pretty a cool feeling when you go to research something for only a singlr item and end up getting sucked into the research, spending hours on it.

Also, zombie Mermen is an awesome concept!