For two weeks, come celebrate mermaids, whether it’s winter or summer where you live. Splash into Summer runs from June 28th to July 12th. There will be author interviews, guest posts, giveaways, reviews, and more! Now is the time to celebrate mermaids, especially with so many new novels about them coming out.
For today’s feature, I thought it would be fun to focus on mermaids through the eyes of a writer. Every Wednesday, I post a progress report about my WIP through my Word Count Wednesdays feature. I’m always honored whenever you guys cheer me on with your kind words. You’re the best!
What you might not know is that I’m also writing a mermaid novel. Sort of. Not actively, not right now. I started it a NaNoWriMo or two ago and didn’t get very far. Then, I got to meet Liz Kessler (author of the middle-grade EMILY WINDSNAP series) at a local B&N and she gave me some excellent advice regarding world building. For example, I should probably go scuba-diving or snorkeling first and see the world through a mermaid’s eyes. She also said that I should watch a lot of underwater documentaries, which I’d never considered before.
In the meantime, I’ve been collecting mermaid books whenever I can find them, from seashell encyclopedia to folklore books to novels and picture books. In this video, I’ll be sharing some of my mermaid loot with you. Let me know if you want more info about any of the books you see. I’m way too lazy to list out everything pictured!
Here's what I think every mermaid writer should have (or just any mermaid lover!):
Oh, and fish! I bought a beautiful betta fish. She doesn't photograph well through the glass in her dark corner, though. But I love to watch her swim! She gives me fun ideas for my mermaid tale all the time. ^_^
Have you ever written about mermaids...or considered doing so? What are your personal tools of the trade?
What about readers? What are some of your favorite mermaid books (and heck, movies!)