Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sci-fi Epic

So I have been working on this sci-fi series lately trying to develop it properly.  I have realized that the scope of what I have created in my mind, that I will have to write each part of the book as a short story and publish them and then when the final part is released; then I can release them all in one final edition as the first book.

I am almost sure when I am finished that the book will be almost one thousand pages or darn near to it.  I have had to create a separate word document in order to make sure I keep everything straight with my characters since I have developed quite a few detailed and in-depth characters. At least in my opinion.  For what I am writing I want to make sure it turns out well.  I'm sure that as I go along writing each part that I will come up with even more ideas to throw into the mix.

When you are developing something like this and actually starting to write it out then you realize how complex things become very fast.  It's not like just writing a series of regular short stories. When you have everything connected it's a completely different story.

I don't post a lot because I'm usually busy examining what I'm writing and sitting around thinking of what I want to do with it and my characters and what direction I want them to go in or in some cases what I want to happen to them.

Until next time



Sunday, October 5, 2014


So in the interim while I work on editing my latest short story and make sure it is adequately edited for all that fine mess, I am finally working on my new sci-fi series.  I am hesitant to reveal the title until I get the first story completed because I'm so afraid that someone might steal my idea.

So far it's coming along just slower than I had hoped because I am trying to make sure that it's well developed and that I am not unintentionally using ideas from other sci-fi genres without realizing it.  So much sci-fi ideas have been used so that's one thing that is making the process difficult in developing this beast.

One of the greatest challenges I suppose in creating this is that I am attempting to create a perfect world and then introduce a series of problems for the protagonists to overcome.  In order to make it sound, I am also having to read up on things such as spacecraft and other things such as airplane design.  That in itself is making things quite interesting for me so along the way I am learning some things.  And I always do enjoy learning more as I've always enjoyed reading as a child and I still do as an adult. I'm just a very picky reader when it comes to my subject material.  

Recently I ran a free promotion for my book Southern Gothic Tales and I am pleased to say that almost a hundred people nabbed my book during the free promotion.

That's it for now.