WRITING UPDATE: SHORT STORY (FIFTH CHAPTER)

I have exciting news! I have just started the fifth chapter of my short story and it turns out I might finish the short story sooner than I originally calculated.  The fifth chapter will foreshadow the main character’s battle against the supervillain. The main character will have a trump card in defeating the supervillain that no one will expect.  Both characters wield the most powerful forces in the universe, energy and gravity, so I believe it will be an interesting fight. Wish me luck and I will keep you updated on any further developments.

WRITING UPDATE: SHORT STORY (CHAPTER FOUR)

I have just started the fourth chapter of my upcoming short story and it is a chapter I am particularly excited about.  The reason for this is because the supervillain will be officially introduced and he is one frightening fellow.  His powers will be based on gravitational force and the way he acquires these powers will make his external appearance match his malevolent nature.  I am eager to write his showdown with the main character in future chapters.

TITLE: THE YOUNG GUARDIANS AND THE REVELATION ORB

The Revelation Orb got its name for two reasons.  First, it reveals something about those exposed to it, which will be elaborated in the aftermath of volume three.  Second, exposure to the Revelation Orb’s power will result in apocalyptic consequences that will culminate in the fifth volume since the Orb is also named after the Book of Revelations.  Like the Genesis Spell did in volume one and the Great Darkness did in volume two, the Revelation Orb will play a pivotal role in the events that are portrayed in the story.  I am eager to write the remaining volumes and demonstrate the magnitude of the aftermath of volume three.

PUBLICATION UPDATE: FINAL COVER

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My publisher released the final draft of my third volume’s cover.  At the rate the publication is going, it looks like it will be released in time for WonderCon.  In addition, the title of the upcoming third volume is The Young Guardians and the Revelation Orb.  The origins of this title will be explained in future posts and I will keep you updated on any further developments.

WRITING UPDATE: SHORT STORY (CHAPTER THREE)

Over the weekend, I have started the third chapter of my upcoming short story.  As I continue to write, I start to visualize how the new character would perceive the world due to the fact that he lacks a physical body.  Based on what his powers would consist of, I thought he would be able to see every object on a molecular level as well as see all forms of energy.  With this in mind, the character’s view of the world will be considerably more complex than that of a normal person’s.  In addition, the character’s love interest is introduced and she can sense the emotions of those around her.  Overall, the main character’s elaborate new worldview and his love interest’s ability to sense emotions will create an interesting combination as the plot unfolds.  I look forward to exploring more of this short story and hope to complete it in the near future.  Wish me luck!

PUBLISHING UPDATE: UPGRADED ILLUSTRATION

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My publisher has created a high resolution version of my cover illustration that they will apply to the final version of my upcoming third volume. I can now see details that I could not see with the previous version. Next week, my publisher will be adding the title along with any other lettering. I will keep you posted on any further developments.

FITCH’S CONTRIBUTION

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This is the pose my writing assistant, Fitch, took when I started the second chapter of my new short story.  Surprisingly, while I was writing and saw Fitch sitting in the little dog bed with the innocence in his eyes, I came up with another idea for a future work.  Because Fitch is so precious to me, I was thinking that sometime after the fifth volume, the Young Guardians would have children of their own and those children would eventually take up their parents’ mantle and follow in their footsteps.  I am still working on the circumstances that will revolve around this sequel story, but based on what I have so far, I believe it will be a good theme that would depict the long-term aftermath of volume five.  The fact that I gathered this much inspiration from Fitch’s constant habit of being adorable is further evidence that he is a worthy writing assistant and I look forward to the next idea he will provide.

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