CHARACTER CREATION: TARA

I have been thinking of including Tara in my series for a long time.  She is a special character because while I based most of my characters on one person I knew, I based Tara on two people I knew, one of which was my older sister.  Tara serves as a voice of reason and leader to her group before they join the Young Guardians.  However, before this, Tara was a prisoner of Vogan’s organization, who experimented on her along with a few others, which results in them gaining superhuman powers.  Tara and her group eventually escape from Vogan’s organization after three years in captivity and they seek shelter among the Young Guardians.  When figuring out Tara’s powers, I thought it would be interesting for the Young Guardians to have a speedster to the team.  With that in mind, Tara has the ability to move at a maximum speed of Mach 5.  If she goes beyond that speed limit, the extreme friction would cause catastrophic damage to her.  Tara appears in the third volume of my series, The Young Guardians and the Revelation Orb, and she will have a very personal connection with one of the main characters.

WRITING UPDATE: VOLUME ONE AND SECOND SHORT STORY!!!

My summer writing continues!  I have just completed the first chapter of my second short story and am beginning the editing process of the fifth chapter of my first volume’s second edition.  I am pleased with the progress of the fifth chapter while my second short story’s first chapter has painted a chilling picture of the super villain’s origins.  Overall, my writing this season is already off to a good start and I am looking forward to continuing my work.

WRITING UPDATE: WRITING SUMMER!!!

Now that I have finished my time in community college and am on summer vacation, I will be writing with a vengeance this season. In fact, today I have started editing the second edition of the first volume of my series and have completed the first four chapters! I am already pleased with the improvements and look forward to the final results. Also, I will be editing my upcoming short story as well as writing several other short stories. By my calculations, when Fall comes I will have an explosion of new works released, which is something that has never happened before in my writing career. So, as you can imagine, my career as an author is seriously heating up and I will keep you updated on any further developments.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE GRADUATION!!!

Today, I graduate from both the Santa Ana College and the Santiago Canyon College!  With those out of the way, I will then transfer to Concordia University in the Fall.  In addition, this Summer is going to be a very busy time for my writing because I will be working on several short stories, my second editions, and fourth volume all in the same season.  I am eager to get started and to celebrate tonight with my family and loved ones.  We will be going to a seafood restaurant with an ocean sunset.

WRITING UPDATE: SCREENPLAY COMPLETE!!!

This morning, I have completed my first full-length screenplay! It felt great to be able to do something I never did before and add something different to my writing arsenal. I also believe that this experience will allow me to write screenplay versions of my books so that I can one day make them into films! Wish me luck and I will keep you updated on any further developments.