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Thursday, April 28, 2011

What’s in store for the future?

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By now, you all know that I plan to continue my story and make this a book series. I have already begun to write the second installment of this story and have begun an outline for the third one. I have toyed with the idea of adding a fourth installment, but that’s too far off to be determine. One thing I do know is that, I’m not going to drag my story out just to make another book. If the second and third installments seem to leave the story unfinished in a way that I am not satisfied with, then and only then, will I attempt a fourth installment.

I hope to be able to work with my artist and maybe even a few of my fans to revamp the images of the characters and locations. I want them to line up more with the story and truly capture the essence and nature of the characters. Also, it would be nice to know what the readers expect from the book so that I can do all I can to please them, without changing my own goals and desires for the book.

Most of the first two books will draw from my own take on Judeo Christian narratives, while throwing in heavy influences of pop-culture and comic books, but the third installment focuses more on Christian principles that will be depicted in a mythological manner. It will bring together a world of God, Angels, false gods, and humanity. This may sound controversial, but it’s really not. Remember, this is just a story. While I’m sure some may not like this take on biblical themes, others may find it fresh and even exciting.

While I never thought that Bible stories were boring, I have always appreciated the drama of Roman and Greek mythology more. I always appreciate it when someone, a director, or artist, or writer, comes up with a way to tell a Biblical story in a way that is appealing to the masses. To me, depicting Biblical stories in non-traditional ways is like someone doing a cover of a song that’s widely known. Doing a cover of a song allows the artist who’s doing it to expose a new generation and or demographic to the song, who may not have had a chance to experience it. The only drawback to this is the possibility of a bad cover. Whether good or bad, covers, remakes, and adaptations do one thing consistently; they get people thinking about the original.

So… my story will continue to grow and go places that may not be expected. My readers will have the opportunity to see what becomes of Giovanni and Mira after they’ve settled on their life choices at the end of the first book.  In the follow-ups to Giovanni’s Angel, my characters will travel many places around the world and even into Heaven and Hell. Time will cease to be linear as the story jumps back and forth through the present, past, and even the future. There is so much I’d like to tell you, but I don’t want to give anything away. In the next installment of this series, all subtleties will be put aside and the action will get pretty thick…So prepare yourselves to stand strong and face the Eternal Curse: Battleground that’s coming your way. -Day 40 complete.

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