Happy Saturday and Happy August to all of you!
I have decided for this week that I am going to take a break from giving you character sketches and instead talk about what gave me ideas for B. Levi and the World of Sci-Fi.
Here is a thought for you on this fine weekend. Today, for me, marks the two-year anniversary of the beginning of our family trip to Rhode Island, the vacation that started giving me ideas about what to write about in the near future.
It was the first week of August of 2012 (August is my birth month, by the way), and everyone should know what was going on that week! I was starting to go back to writing Rockybado after an eight-year sabbatical. I had not given much thought to writing The Jazzy Island of Dinosaurs and The Magic Video Game. However, my adventures to Rhode Island had given me some ideas after finding out more about myself and my creative mind while there.
What I mean by that includes watching tennis matches on my aunt's TV (we stayed at our aunt's house for the vacation). While watching the vigorous tennis matches, I could eventually imagine a cute guy playing tennis against some of the best tennis players around. That was the main thought that gave me Levi Cranston, one of the main characters from The Magic Video Game.
Eventually, I decided that most of the main characters from all three series should be tennis players. Not necessarily because of that one event, but watching the tennis matches marked a turning point in where I wanted to go with my writing.
At that time, however, I was only writing Rockybado. That was what I was starting out with. Then, when I was at school, I had considered rewriting the other two series. Levi Cranston and David Ingram were originally in Rockybado until I decided to go through with all three series. Then, I made Levi Cranston a main character in The Magic Video Game; David Ingram, however, remains a main character in Rockybado. At that time, I did not have a character David and Levi's age, but then I made Andrew Grzedek a main character in The Jazzy Island of Dinosaurs.
At first, all three series were separate. Then, I liked the idea of combining all series into one by having what I call a "Sci-Fi compilation," which I will talk more about next time.*
* Since I'm going on vacation, I will have no access to a computer, so I may or may not be able to post a blog next week.
Well, you will definitely read more about my thought process in the ne
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