I have written the third and fourth chapters of my new space opera book and I have reached the 20th page! The story is flowing quite well. Even though this is a relatively new story idea, I have been planning the idea of a potential space opera story for some time now. I have depicted my first major space battle and what life is like on an interstellar city. Overall, I am liking how the story is turning out so far.
I have started my space opera story idea tonight. The creative fire burned so brightly in me tonight that I just could not ignore it. Because I have so many story ideas burning in me all at once, I think I will write whichever one works for me each day. Normally, I get distracted when I am writing multiple projects at the same time, but my creative fire is burning from one idea one day and another the next. Either way, I will enjoy the writing process the whole time.
With my space opera idea, I have formulated the timeline that creates the setting of my fictional world. I have started the first chapter, which introduces six of the main characters. Also, an armada is assembling for war and the fate of a strategically important star system hangs in the balance. The second chapter will revolve around introducing the prime main character and what kind of planet he lives in. Overall, I am glad I am finally putting this idea on paper.
Like most space opera stories, the interstellar setting takes place amongst fictional star systems with equally fictional names. However, I am going to break with tradition with my space opera series. Instead, I will be basing my space opera setting on star systems and planets that astronomers found in real life. These star systems and planets will have the same names. So far, over five hundred star systems have been discovered by astronomers and counting. Also, there won’t be any real aliens. Instead, these so-called “aliens” will be so in name only and will actually be humans who underwent physically changing mutations after several generations. In terms of space travel, there will be no “warping”, “light speed”, or even “Ludicrous Speed”. Instead, there will be no speed at all and spaceships will be able to travel to various parts of the galaxy by folding space around themselves and teleporting to another part of space. The spaceships’ models and names will be after real life navies around the world. There will be groups of superhuman warriors who use Damascus steel weapons and are named after real life ancient warriors from Earth. Essentially, I will be basing it on various real world concepts and apply them in a space opera setting. Overall, the outline is in the works and I am liking what I see so far.
Ever since I was a child, I have always been a fan of the space opera genre. I was fascinated by the space battles, the interstellar politics, and the depths of the cosmos. I am thinking of one day writing my own space opera series. I have been itching to write such a story, but it took me a long time to find the right moving parts for it. Now, I think I may have found those moving parts. I will keep you updated on any further developments on this story idea.
I have written the sixth chapter of my new superhero book and am in the process of writing the seventh chapter. The sixth chapter shows a news clip of how the public view my superheroes and it features a glimpse of the first major supervillain of the story. Chapters one through five focused on introducing each of the main characters and how they fight crime individually. Now the seventh chapter will feature the first meeting of the five characters and how they operate as a team. I am liking how the story is unfolding and I look forward to tinkering with it further.
I remember hearing something on the news that publishers made a deal with John Bolton to write a book about everything he knew about the Trump Administration. They tasked him with releasing the book by election day next year. I am thinking of doing the same thing with my new superhero book because it is not just another book, it is a political statement. I am choosing this deadline to release my new superhero book because it will reflect the times we currently live in. In the aftermath of Watergate, Marvel Comics released a Captain America graphic novel where the main villain was the President of the United States himself. I am hoping to achieve something similar with my new work in the aftermath of the Trump Impeachment. Apparently, I have now become a political activist as well as an author! Who knew?
As an avid reader of superhero graphic novels, I thought of taking inspiration from various storylines and combine them into my own storyline for my upcoming superhero book. First, like The Dark Knight Returns, my superheroes will be dealing with a government who sees them as a threat to their credibility and authority. Second, like Watchmen, my story will take place in an alternate timeline. Third, like Captain America and the Falcon: Secret Empire, the primary villain of the story is the President of the United States himself. By piecing these ideas together, I have a very sturdy idea of how the story will unfold as I write.