I have good news about the status of my upcoming third volume. As of today, I am on the 18th chapter, which means I am more than halfway done. I am eager to begin publication next month if the editing process is completed on time. Also, I have an idea of what the cover illustration will look like, but that information will remain classified until the publication process begins. In regards to my fourth volume, I am entering the epic battle I had been dying to write for weeks. During this conflict, I decided to give some of the characters’ powers upgrades, which would improve their performance in crime fighting to a satisfactory degree. In my opinion, even though it is only the beginning of the story, this mysterious foe will put up as much of a fight as Cyber Shadow did in my first volume. However, even though this minor enemy is that powerful, the future conflicts in the fourth volume will be infinitely more demanding and will result in the deaths of some of the characters. I will keep you updated on any further developments.
One of the superhuman abilities I have always been fascinated by is superhuman speed. I have seen many variations of this power in several works of fiction. Some speedsters are fast enough to catch a bullet, some can run at Mach 1, and a rare few can outrun the flow of time itself. I often imagined what it would be like to be fast enough to be in several places at once, which would make my schedule a whole lot simpler. However, despite the apparent benefits one can gain from moving so fast, there are a few drawbacks to this power. First of all, when you are moving at such high speeds, your mind could have difficulty catching up. Second, your movements could be so fast that you won’t see an incoming obstacle until you already hit it. Third, because of your increased speed, you would be creating such intense friction with your movements that you would risk incinerating your body in the blink of an eye. Finally, because your movements have been enhanced, your metabolism is equally amplified, which means you would have to constantly eat just to stay alive just like a shrew or hummingbird does in real life. Still, despite the danger of the super-charged metabolism, I like the idea of being able to eat all of my favorite foods as much as I want and never gain an ounce. In my upcoming third book, one of the new characters will have this ability as her primary power and she will have a very personal impact on one of the main characters.
This is my two-year old pit bull, Fitch. As a breed, pit bulls have such a bad reputation, but Fitch is a complete and utter sweetheart. For a dog, he had a very expressive face and is eager to please. Fitch has played a significant role in my writing because up until I adopted him, I have only been writing when I am completely and utterly alone, but now that Fitch is around, his presence has made the writing process a lot smoother. I guess having company, even if it is a dog, improves your life in ways you cannot expect.
When I started writing my second volume, I realized the possibility that the Young Guardians could become so effective at fighting crime that the criminal underworld would become desperate for a way to even the odds against the Young Guardians. For that, I had the criminal underworld develop an experimental performance enhancer that they call Steroline, which is a hybrid word between steroids and adrenaline. What this drug does is temporarily increases the strength, speed, endurance, and pain resistance of an individual. It can potentially multiply a user’s physical capabilities by ten for a span of ten to fifteen minutes. But when used in large doses, it can cause a person to go berserk, or potentially kill a person. When coming up with this drug, I drew inspiration from the Viking Berserkers, who were capable of entering such an intense state of rage that they would become inhumanly strong and resilient. With that in mind, I wondered what would happen if the Young Guardians encountered individuals who attained such ferocity. In later works, it will be revealed that Steroline will be the first piece to a larger puzzle.
I want to thank thequietfantasybookblog for nominating me for the One Lovely Blogger Award.
The One Lovely Blog Award nominations are chosen by fellow bloggers for those newer and up-and-coming bloggers. The goal is to help give recognition and also to help the new blogger to reach more viewers. It also recognises blogs that are considered to be “lovely” by the fellow bloggers who choose them. This award recognises bloggers who share their story or thoughts in a beautiful manner to connect with viewers and followers. In order to “accept” the award the nominated blogger must follow several guidelines:
• Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
• Add the One Lovely Blog logo to your post.
• Share 7 facts/or things about yourself.
• Nominate 15 bloggers you admire and inform nominees by commenting on their blog:
Seven facts/things about me:
1.) I have a two-year old pit bull who is the sweetest dog anyone could ask for.
2.) My favorite kind of food is Italian.
3.) I am an immensely devout Star Wars fan.
4.) I went to Wondercon in 2014 and once I walked through the door, I felt right at home because it had all of my favorite things all in one location.
5.) I enjoy watching Top Gear on BBC America, starring Jeremy Clarkson, James “Captain Slow” May, and Richard Hammond.
6.) My favorite holiday is Halloween because I get to dress up in super-scary costumes and frighten trick-or-treaters.
7.) The countries I want to visit before I die include Japan, Ireland, England, France, and Italy.
Here are the individuals I nominate:
One of my favorite genres has always been science fiction because it presents a number of potential possibilities that science can produce such as robots, aliens, virtual reality, and so forth. When I write my series, I analyze how some of the character’s equipment, powers, and origins. For example, with Cyber Shadow I utilized the science fiction concept of the cyborg and how that technology could potential create a supervillain. With Tinisha Dolaira, I thought of the possibility of her race, high elves, coming from an alternate reality or parallel dimension where the laws of physics are considerably different from our own. Also, while the Genesis Spell’s supernatural effects are apparent on the Young Guardians, I also explored how it would effect them on a cellular level, which is an idea I got from genetic engineering as well as otherworldly energies that have yet to be discovered by science. These are just a few examples of how science fiction has influenced my work and how great of an impact it has had on my life.
I have news regarding both the editing process of my upcoming third volume and the development of the fourth volume of my series. As of yesterday, I have reached the 13th chapter of volume three, which means I am one third of the way done with the editing process. With the rate it is going, it appears the third volume will be published on schedule. In the fourth volume, I am still working on the third chapter, where a big battle is about to unfold that will foreshadow the powerful menace the Young Guardians will be facing. Sadly, though, I have decided that a few of the main characters will die in the aftermath of the fourth volume. I won’t say who, but it will have quite a profound effect on the Young Guardians. The fourth volume will have more politics than the other volumes because of the significant changes the Young Guardians are planning for their organization. I will keep you updated on any further developments.