I am pleased to report that even though I finished my space opera book, I still have plenty of other projects to work on. I have my ongoing fantasy series, my superhero book, two other fantasy series, my cosmic horror story idea, and sequels to my space opera book. Overall, I have quite the busy writing schedule, which is perfect for me because if I don’t have something to do then I go Joker level crazy.
In the past, when I wrote superhero stories, I would not include sidekicks. Now, with my new superhero story, I am changing my mind. I am thinking of making the story about a single hero with three sidekicks that will consist of two boys and one girl, which will mirror Batman’s three most famous sidekicks; Nightwing, Batgirl, and Robin. However, all three of these sidekicks will have their own unique powers instead of relying on gadgets and martial arts. In terms of personality, these sidekicks will be similar to the Top Gear boys; Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond. One will be obsessed with power and constantly make mistakes, one will be old-fashioned and detail oriented, and one will be loud and flashy. Overall, these three kids will serve as comic relief yet still put up a significant fight against criminals when they have to.
I have decided to name my new space opera book Cosmic Genten. Genten is Japanese for “begin” or ” origin”, which is fitting because this book is the first of a trilogy. Also, the story has a number of Japanese themes and references to it.
There have been multiple ways in which I tried to create my new superhero book. So far, none of them have been to my liking. Now, I am thinking of combining elements from both stories in order to create a cohesive storyline. That way, my story will be more fluid and my efforts with both storylines will not have been wasted.
I have just finished my space opera book. It was a fun project to work on and I hope you all enjoy it when it comes out. Now, I begin the lengthy process of publication. I will keep you updated on any developments. Wish me luck!
For my next superhero series, I am thinking of creating a character who can generate an energy aura around themselves in order to display their power. There have been multiple examples of superhumans who generated energy auras that gave them unique powers. Superman and the Juggernaut had energy auras that served as the secret to their superhuman strength and invulnerability. In Superman’s case, his energy aura also allowed him to control his personal gravity field, which is the secret to his ability to fly. The Flash envelopes himself in an energy aura known as the Speed Force, which grants him his superhuman speed. Overall, I am thinking of creating a formidable character with this power.
I have reached the twenty-fourth chapter of my space opera book. I am almost finished writing the story and I have reached the 130 page marker. Now, we see the full aftermath of the brutal battle. On the villains’s side, we get to see the full extent of their endgame. On the heroes’ side, we get to see their next course of action. Overall, it is going to set the stage for future stories in the series.
One of the most commonly featured helmets in my fantasy series is the barbute helmet, which is a 15th century Italian design. Numen the Slayer and his traveling companions wore barbute helmet throughout their journey. I like featuring this helmet in my fantasy series because it looks similar to the Corinthian Greek helmets, which are like the helmets worn by the Spartans.
I have reached the twenty-third chapter of my space opera book and I am roughly three quarters of the way done with the whole book. I estimate that I could finish writing by next month. When that happens, I will go over the manuscript to see if there is anything that can be added. I have reached the section of the story where the aftermath of the battle starts to fall into place. The main characters are in a race against time and one of the fleets is in disarray. Overall, this chapter will be an adrenaline-filled thrill ride.
I have some ideas for the origin story of my new supervillain. Basically, I will be drawing inspiration from the 1941 film known as Citizen Kane. In Citizen Kane, a man who had everything started out as a rebellious idealist before his wealth and power gradually and inevitably corrupted and isolated him. Basically, my supervillain will be an aspiring young politician who comes from a privileged background. When his powers manifest, he realizes that he could use his powers to further his political ambitions. At first, he pursues his political agenda out of naive idealism, but over time it corrupts him and makes him keep wanting more. Eventually, this individual becomes a full fledged supervillain and starts a campaign of chaos across the country.