I am getting close to finishing the fourth chapter of my third short story and this is where the plot starts to get intense. In essence, a game-changing event transpires that creates conflicting opinions about Vogan and those close to him. In future chapters, the consequences and aftermath of this event will be further elaborated. Also, there will be a few hints as to what Vogan’s master plan will entail. There will be tragedy and betrayal within this chapter along with a foreshadow of the villain Vogan will become. I am looking forward to writing this short story even more and I will keep you updated.
One of the most iconic Ice Age creatures is the wooly mammoth. Thousands of years ago, this animal could be found in Europe, Siberia, and North America. This particular specimen was one of the many fossils I encountered during my visit to the La Brea Tar Pits. When it was alive, this animal weighed about seven and a half tons. The mammoth has been one of the favorite prey items of ancient man, which may have been one of the reasons for its extinction. However, ancient man, mere mortals, hunted mammoths with spears and other primitive weapons. If Vogan, a neohuman who wields power beyond reason, were to hunt a mammoth like the rest of his tribe, what methods would he utilize? That is a question I have been asking myself as I continue to write my third short story. Imagine if the most powerful neohuman ever to exist confronted seven and a half tons of muscle and rage. That would be a serious clash of the titans.
My writing assistant, Fitch had fun at the dog park today. He met an 11 month old miniature schnauzer named Robbie. They were best buddies instantly.
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.
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.
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.
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.