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Regarding my Fantasy Novel (Update 5/14/17)

Before we get to the main event, I am working on a short story which centers around the character, Stetson-the deer in my feature film script. I want to give people a good look into who he is, plus it’s a fun side project. “Buck” (the movie script) is being worked on periodically, it’s taking me a while to also get accustomed to the formatting style of a script.

As far as the main event goes, “Of Anthros and Humans” is NOT dead. I wrote two episodes a few months ago, and I will tell you that the third one will be out I hope soon (I HATE to make promises, because if I’m wrong-I feel like I’ve let you guys down.) It’s best to use the George .R.R. Martin line-it’ll be out when it’s out!

What I AM doing though is writing out a huge outline for the book, see when I wrote episodes 1 and 2, I only had a tiny bit of outline. So, before I write any more-I’m literally writing a bulletined list of all the events (plus updating the character sheet as the story grows.) Why? Well, I want to make sure all the events flow properly and connect. Plus, when I write the episodes, I can drop hints to future events, thereby making the story hopefully more interesting. I can drop hints to relationships and struggles the characters might have to face.

I LOVE these characters (I hope you do too!), and I want to give them the best possible story lines and the best possible endings, I don’t want to miss any opportunities. The world of Animalia isn’t as big as Middle Earth or Westeros, it is a fantasy story on a MUCH smaller scale. It’s how I envision it. It’s not meant to be a tome like most fantasy books, it’s really meant as a nod to one of my favorite genres, a fun and quick read.

What will be cool though is if I write other middle ages / fantasy stories, I can set them all in Animalia and not have to come up with a new world every time I want to write in that genre, so that will be super nice. Who knows? If I write enough, maybe I’ll print a volume of short stories to along with the main novel?

Getting ahead of myself, but anyway, I am happy with how “Of Anthros and Humans” is turning out. I think it’ll be a bit of “Game of Thrones” and a bit of “Dragonheart”, my two favorite fantasy stories combined, I mean-the dragon Vince is heavily inspired by Draco and the evil King Crixus is based around the evil kings, like Joffery Baratheon.

The snowy landscape of Winterfell really helped me write “The Hollow”, a town beyond Animalia and set in a snowy tundra and run by a large wolf pack (you wolf fans will love that section I think!) So yeah, that’s sort of where I’m getting my inspiration from-I’m sure “Lord of The Rings” is in there somewhere, but it’s not one of my biggest inspirations, though it DID get me into fantasy. So yeah, I am really pumped about this book and what you guys will think! I guess I should stop using the internet and get my butt moving!

 

7/26/2016 Update!

 I just finished half of the first draft for “Of Anthros and Humans”, ironing out some grammar and sentence structure. I don’t really know how it’s all going to end-so right now, that’s sort of what I’m brainstorming. Might add an extra character? Probably a new location too. Who knows? Right now, I am so proud with what I’ve come up with and I think you guys will love it. It really mashes a lot of my short story ideas together. 🙂 I also will be posting more official art for the book soon-really love showing you guys what the characters will look like. The book will be available on my site, Wattpad, DeviantArt and maybe Amazon.com.  
 
Apart from the novel, I also will be writing a short story-unrelated to anything else I’ve written-and as it stands right now, I have a title and a basic plot. “The Muzzled” is a thriller about a  dog who gets thrown in with a fighting ring and tries to escape-I really think a pit bull should be the hero in the story since they’re looked upon as ‘evil’ by WAY too many people, and I think it’s disgusting-I probably will start writing it this week. It is also not a furry story, it has talking animals-but I’m sticking to realism when it comes to content. I feel it would almost be disrespectful to poor animals who have actually been through dog fighting to create some fantasy world, maybe I’m wrong-but it’s the way I feel the story should be told.
Granted, there will be fictional elements-it is ‘entertainment’, so there will be some fantastical elements to keep the characters interesting. So, we’ll see what happens!
I do have a few filming ideas as well-in fact I was just at a new location yesterday and it seems to be a great and open area, so I hope to write a script around that area. Perhaps this September. 🙂