So being this quirky, religious, technology, semi-musical, monty python, star trek, Patrick McGoohan prisoner, minority ethnic type, I’m trying to write that 1 book that everybody has in them.
In my particular case, it’s a book that throws together most of those things (I leave the Monty Python out). Actually it’s supposed to be the first book in a trilogy. I based it roughly on the stories that my father told me about my grandfather who made his way through the Middle East and eventually to the US. It’s a science fiction novel that roughly pits the the space equivalent of the Russian, Persian and Turkish Empires, with a planet roughly equivalent to Armenia in the middle. The first book takes my grandfather’s character through a James Bond-esque set of situations with a “gates of vienna” type siege broken by something like jan sobieski and knights templar kind of mashup. There’s a certain eschatological 3 generation prophecy and a couple of religions. Yeah I’m doing a brain dump. I do have 1 fan, a friend who waits pensively for each chapter to come out. The funny thing is that he argues against me about where the main character’s growth is leading him. I am turning him more cynical by the end of the story, and he argues against that. I figure that in a 3 book trilogy, that’s the equivalent of ending the 1st movement in a 3 part musical work on a minor key.
I have my ideas about the second and third book. 280 pages has taken me roughly 1.5 years of typing away so those are way off. I still have to write the climactic battle scene and then the confrontation between the main character and his rival.
Wish me luck…