Lust 3 Day 3

Well I tried to start chapter two today since chapter one was finished a day early. I’m having trouble trying to introduce the 7 other main characters within the next three chapters. I had a unifying theme, but I don’t think it works with the new direction Im taking with the plot.

I did however, get a head start of developing the point of view character. His name is Manan Shukla.  He is going to be the leader of the Scarlet Knights under Ares’ mentorship.  I would say he is similar to Luke Skywalker, but with mix of Spock. He is from India, but grew up in America. I won’t reveal his psychic ability yet, but he is going to school for Pharmacy.

These posts will be renamed “Lust 3” which stands for the current draft.

I will also be working on Ares character design tomorrow too.

That’s all for now. I have to go look at my outline and their motivations to see how to write the next three chapters which is all part of my setup if you go by Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat.

Until next time stay terrific!

Starting the Third Draft of Lust Today

Hey everyone so today starts the first official (for the third time no less) the third draft of Lust in my Favor of Ares series. The goal is to write at least 600 words a day for the next 140 days. Each 600 words will be the minimum for the beginning, middle, and end parts of a chapter. This means every chapter will be at least 1,800 words. I’m planning on having 40 chapters so I’m looking at a novel of 72,000 words. This word count qualifies each novel for industry standards.

Essentially that means it will take me three days to write a chapter. During those three days I will be working on that particular character’s bio, character design, and arc especially for act one of the book.

Obviously if I feel I can write more than the minimum then I will. The minimum is set so that Lust will be finished by November 18th.  My maximum goal is to write 1,800 words a  chapter a day which would be 40 days.  However, I have to account time for other projects like my screenplay, art, design, clients, and life. This minimum goal is great because I can also start focusing on the other novel series. I’m planning on starting graduate school for creative writing so managing time is going to be crucial.

So stay tune for part one of Chapter one of Lust (Favor of Ares 1).

Favor of Ares Update

So, this post will officially start my journal for the fifth draft of my novel series Favor of Ares. The debut novel is called Lust.  I just wanted to explain the concept in hopes of enticing you to keep up with me and my baby.

First of all this project is over a decade old as far as being a superhero product. I didn’t get serious about writing it until 2008 and it’s been through tons of rewrites in both prose, art, and product.

So what am I making now? I decided to merge my love of drawing with writing to make what is called a Ranobe. Ranobe is the western term for light novel in Japan. These novels, usually geared at young adults, are novels that contain a few pages of manga type art.  The best examples I can think of are the Harry Potter series and Game of Thrones which are both novels, but now have illustrated editions.

Basically I will be creating illustrated edition novels with my own art style which I hope breaks open the market for original English light novels.

In Japan light novels have been adapted into anime and manga.Again for those who aren’t familiar that means the novels were adapted into a cartoon and a comic book. That is the goal of my novel series. Now for my older audience I will also publish a non-art edition (a regular prose). For those who just like the art, I will have an art book.

Now as far as why am I making it? I will list, rather than write it out

-I love drawing, but making an actual comic is out of my skillset. I’m more of a poster, splash art, kind of artist at this stage of my illustration career. Maybe one day I will have the patience to do a comic book on my own.

-I love manga/comic books and anime/cartoons both Japanese/Western versions.This medium allows me to do the art and story.

-Superheroes are my passion and I feel they are not enough superhero novels with the exceptions of comic book adaptations.

-Stan Lee is the motivation behind my passion. Nuff said.

-I always wanted to write a mystery using Greek Mythology.

That ends today’s journal for Favor of Ares. Please check out the ongoing novel by clicking here.

 

Lust: Chapter 3 (5th Revision)

I just want to highlight that I’m only working on revising the novel with each draft. I will edit more deeply when I feel the story has been revised enough.

In this chapter we now have Crystal Carrol who is a rebel in her own way. In past revisions I tried to get her to be tough and I think I finally nailed it this time.

Let me know what you think!

Chapter 3

Lust: Fifth Draft on Wattpad

Hey,

I started the fifth draft of Lust today!!! The first book of my Favor of Ares series. The characterization is better in my opinion.  I’m using Save the Cat Writes a Novel to help me out. The mentor text I will be using is…Men in Black which makes Lust a Monster in the House under the Save the Cat methodology. Check it out by clicking the link below.

Lust (5th Draft)

 

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