In my last entry, I mentioned using an early start to the day as a way to use the natural creative period many of us have in the morning. As followers to this blog know, I am an author, so it makes sense that I spend part of my time working on a novel.
Even if I only get a page or so done before work, those bits of effort add up over time. I’m roughly 120,000 words into a new science fiction trilogy. it’s a little unusual in this day and age, but this trilogy is going to be illustrated.
Part of the illustrations are going to be done by me, taken from the pages of the main character’s sketchbook, but part of them are going to be digitally rendered. If you’d like a sneak peek at some of the concept art, feel free to go here to my good friend and CG artist’s site. I’m sure she’d appreciate a hello.
This trilogy is set in the present day, in a world that might as well be our own. It follows the adventures of three friends who discover that they are the heirs to an alien heritage that goes back many thousands of years. However, being just normal people, they have their own unique ways of reacting to this new and strange reality.
We have an utterly normal young woman working as a medical claims analyst, who is a flight student and an artist in her spare time, her friend who is a lead vocalist in a very small and obscure heavy metal band, and his girlfriend who is Japanese but on long-term stay in America. This unlikely trio is cast into ever-deepening mystery coupled with danger.
It has been a real pleasure working with my friend the CG artist, and it feels amazing to see some of the craft and scenes from the books take life before my eyes!
Our goal is to have the first book out sometime this summer.
Stay tuned for more updates!