AIR TRAVEL

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Air travel has always been my favorite form of traveling. You could go to any place on the planet through an airline terminal. I am currently on my way to an exciting destination and as I look out at the sunset, I remembered something that inspired me long ago. While gathering inspiration for my first volume, The Young Guardians and the Genesis Spell, I looked out my window on the plane and witnessed the clouds flowing past like a silver current. Upon gazing upon this sight, I thought of the ideal situation Joshua Rauje would be when his ability to fly would first manifest. He would be drifting through the misty heavens, marveling at how small the world is below him. Of course he almost became a bug on the windscreen of a plane, but he left the experience with a refined view of the world around him.

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WRITING UPDATE: SECOND SHORT STORY (CHAPTER 4)!!!

I have reached the fourth chapter of my second short story and I managed to create good character development for the main character. This individual is highly intelligent, analytical, and a natural leader. Also, on the side, he is the incarnation of the traditional fanboy. In addition, he comes from a privileged background and has a lot on his shoulders before the events of volume three take place. Overall, this character will play a significant role in the upcoming fourth volume of my series and will help the Young Guardians amass the army they will need in the final showdown in the fifth volume. As the short story progresses, I am eager to finishing it and moving on to the next one, which seems to be fast-approaching. I will keep you updated.

WRITING UPDATE: SUMMER WRITING PREDICTION!!!

I have just started editing the eighth chapter of the second edition of volume one. In addition, I have also started the fourth chapter of my new short story. The method I am using consists of dedicating a certain amount of time and pages a day. In this case, I am currently dedicating an hour a day and get as much writing done in that time frame. At the rate I am going, the second editions and several short stories will be ready for release by the end of the season. With that in mind, it looks like I will have an explosion of publications before the end of the year. Even though I still have quite a bit of work to do, I am thoroughly enjoying my summer so far.

INSPIRATION: TRAVELING

Among the various forms of inspiration I experience for my writing, traveling is one of my favorite forms because I actually get to savor the world outside of my hometown. In every location I visit, there is always something that grants me inspiration for me to apply in a future work. In some cases this inspirations could come from the most unlikely place. Last December, I travelled to the island of Kauai in Hawaii and its lush and tropical environment was a great experience to behold and gave me ideas for landscapes of the worlds that exist in my work. Later this month, I will be traveling to a location that is both exciting and somewhat exotic, but what this location is will remain a secret until I arrive. I have visited this place before five years ago and I swiftly discovered how it received its famous nickname. In fact, as a side story, the Young Guardians do visit this location sometime before the events of volume three and it cost them their original form of transportation. I will reveal more in the weeks to come.

BOOK SIGNING: WONDERCON 2016!!!

Due to the success of my book signing during WonderCon 2015, my production team and I have started preparations for WonderCon 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  Based on what is planned for this event, it looks like this book signing will be even bigger than the one I had this year.  In addition, I will have my second editions as well as a few short stories ready to present at the convention.  I look forward to this event and what it will unfold.  Wish me luck and I will keep you all updated.

WRITING UPDATE: SUMMER WRITING CONTINUES!!!

I have completed editing the fifth chapter of the second edition of my first volume and started the sixth chapter as well.  In addition, I have completed the second chapter of my second short story and started the third chapter.  In the upcoming third chapter of the second short story, the main character will realize the extent of how the events in the third volume affected him while the supervillain plans his first move.  I must say that I am making very nice progress with my summer writing so far and I am looking forward to seeing how much I will get done by the end of the season.

WRITING UPDATE: SECOND SHORT STORY (CHAPTER 2)!!!

I have made more progress with my summer writing and started the second chapter of my second short story. In this chapter, the main character is introduced and I must say that I rather like them. Their personality epitomizes the traditional fanboy as well as an idealist who wishes to make a difference. Also, the main character’s family has had ties with the Young Guardians in the past, but those ties will remain secret until the short story comes out. In addition, this chapter will illustrate how they gain their powers and where they were during the events of the third volume of the series, The Young Guardians and the Revelation Orb.