I think finding a process that works for me has become very important when writing. Taking part in NANOWRIMO and also authoring “Do You Think Your Mother Would Like Me,” has taught me so many things. For one, how to prepare for the writing. There are some books that are easy to write, because they follow convention ideas. Some books are easy because you can simply take popular philosophies and throw them into a story and critics read it and call you brave.
In my new sci fi alien book, I’ve decided to really think about it. Really dig deep into the human psyche. There are a ton of videos on youtube analyzing the Dark Knight. Was it because of amazing special effects? There were many, but simply not the best out there. Was it Heath Ledger’s performance? Yes, but there is something else that made Ledger’s performance really mean something. That thing is story. The story of the Dark Knight went beyond the typical superhero movie. It was unlike any other Batman created and every other DC film to come after pales in comparison.
What made this movie special was the look into human nature and exploiting something deep in it. This movie looked at fear and the instinct for self preservation and placed those things on trial. We the viewers get a glimpse of what it would possibly take to really overcome a life threatening fear of our own mortality. When a movie dares to go so deep, it touches a cord on the inside of all of us. Instant Classic
Attempting to write a book as ambitious as the Dark Knight was a movie can totally backfire. But I believe in the process. I believe the process will be the greater reward; because even if I fail, I will fail forward. I will be in a far better position than I was if I didn’t try.
So here we go; “Secret Invasion” a alien sci fi novel. I honestly don’t like the name, so i’m hoping something better will come later. I plan for this to be a trilogy and have basic ideas for the second and third books already. I’ll certainly update you as I write.
This is Trevauhn (T. A. Grant), I’ll catch you later.