So, I have two verses, but only enough time for one book. Which one should I choose? I'm busy with school right now and planning to work on it over the winter break and finish it over the summer, but there's definitely only time to work on one or the other (It's going to be my first attempt at a novel).
And before you say it, I do intend to write both. Eventually. When I have the time. But if I do manage to sell my book, I intend to finish a series in the first verse before moving on to the second, so considering the fact that it might take me a few years, maybe even a decade, picking which one to do first is a big commitment on my part. So vote wisely! And feel free to give your feedback if you think both concepts need work, or if you have some general suggestions. Without further ado, here they are:
1. An Alien Invasion
of Little Green Men
threatens the peace and prosperity of a kingdom of magical knights
2. A nerd who is into Real-Time Strategy
games finds himself Trapped in Another World
, but instead of trying to get back home, he decides to Take Overthe World
I suppose I should elaborate a bit on the two 'verses.
In the Magic Knight
verse, its a bit of a sci-fi setting along with the magic. I was sort of inspired by Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
and the Time-Space Administration Bureau - they would use "magic", but in the form of Green Rocks
, as a power source for their Humongous Mecha
and Cool Starship
. The story follows one of the knights, a For Great Justice
type, as he rises through the ranks, falls for the princess, and ultimately goes on to defend the galaxy. I wanted it to be more of a tribute to old-timey science fiction, like Flash Gordon
and John Carter of Mars
- the plot might be a bit shallow at times (save the princess!), but it would be entertaining, I promise! All of the most beloved of science fiction cliches would be out in force - Death Ray
, Tim Taylor Technology
, Tin-Can Robot
, World of Ham
, Brain in a Jar
, Captain Space, Defender of Earth!
, Recycled In Space
, etc. Basically my love letter to the genre that I grew up on.
And as for the Trapped in Another World
idea, the setting would be based in part on Chinese mythology. Think of it as The Twelve Kingdoms
+ Code Geass
I hope that clears some things up!
So, get to the ballot box.
edited 6th Dec '11 2:01:26 PM by MyGodItsFullofStars