I have wanted to write a fantasy novel since I was a kid. I was that kid that always walked around with a notepad, so I could write a new story. It started because I read the Lord of the Rings, and also the Hardy Boys (yes, I am showing my age). So as I kid the stories I usually wrote were: Hardy Boy Stories, Godzilla, and a really awful attempt at somethin that was like the lord of the rings. It was so bad that I tried unsuccessfully to erase it from my mind.
I have two stories I am thinking about. Both of them fantasy.
Story#1 is obviously driven for my love of all things Dresden Files. I want to write a story about a group of people that can do magic and use it to stop something horrible that is going to happen in modern day NYC. No vampires or werewolves, faerie courts, or 5 foot girls that can kick everythings ass. Hopefully a more gritty book about power and how it can be abused.
Story#2 is more of a medevial fantasy story of a constable that is hunting down a murderer. A fantasy/mystery novel. I have only seen it done once, and am excited about it.
I know they may not seem that original, but I ask you this. Who is original now? Most people are taking something they like from somewhere else (mythology, favorite genre) and adding their own spin to it. :)