Happy Sunday, everyone!
I greatly apologize for the delay in my blog, but this weekend was VERY busy, but VERY fun. This was Homecoming weekend, so I was, of course, doing something. On Friday, as part of the American Marketing Association, I attended a regional conference in Aurora, and my partner and I won second place in the digital marketing simulation competition. Go us!
That was really the highlight of my busy weekend.
As for my thoughts on Rockybado, I have a lot. I go through phases where I really want to get a head start on each series. And now, it turns out that I am in the Rockybado phase. So, of course, I am thinking about ideas for the next part of each series.
I am continuing my sci-fi compilation project, which I'm hoping to get done by December 20th. Then, my first bet is that I will work on Rockybado's third novel, which I have decided to call The Revenge of the Naughty Blue Aliens. Please keep in mind that pretty much everything that I have written so far goes back to what I have written in the past. The only difference is that I have beefed things up a bit.
While the first novels and sci-fi compilation take place in 2006, the next few novels and sci-fi compilation will take place in either 2013 or 2014. And I have thought that it would be cool to show a difference in style in terms of the seven or eight-year difference, showing how much I've grown as a writer since then. I believe that I have always had talent, but I have greatly improved over the course of these years.
For the Rockybado series, things have changed for the Ingram's. Dawson is no longer interested in Spanish and Education. As a matter of fact, after his internship at the age of 21, he is a 28 or 29-year-old working at a marketing firm. Brett is a finance guru and is the lead guitarist of his garage band, Mr. Morton. David and Brody are 21 or 22-year-old and 20 or 21-year-old respectively and are in college. David studies Marketing and Finance, and Brody studies Computer Engineering with a Marketing minor. Toby is a 17 or 18-year-old who is still in high school.
I also have ideas for the other series, but....first, I believe I will start with the Rockybado series.
Next week, I will further explain my thought processes and eventually give more character sketches.
Also, Rockybado and its sequel, A Run in the Game, will be free on Amazon this Friday, October 24th through Sunday, October 26th, so please check them out! I also have a synopsis for each novel below.
Rockybado: "It is June 2006, and, after school lets out for the summer in Crown Point, Indiana, five boys find out about a robot in Texamilio, a fictitious island due west of the eight Hawaii Islands. When they meet Rockybado and his two close Bobino comrades, they are all confronted by Susan and Claude McSmith, who are both out to steal Rockybado's position as King of Texamilio, after a sour debate regarding physics in high school."
A Run in the Game: "It is the summer of 2006 in Crown Point, Indiana, and Brody Ingram and Andrew McCalsky make it on the Watsons baseball team, and the team must try hard to defeat the Pratts team, their opponent, from Hebron, Indiana, that plays rough. In the meantime, Brody's older brother, Brett, must come out of his shell in order to communicate effectively with his love interest. Everyone is faced with different challenges throughout the summer."
Have a great week!
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