So, I’m going to try to be using this site more to keep people up to date in what I’m doing writing-wise. To that end, an update!
Lit Major Shoots Lighting was my original fan fiction story writen for The Secret World MMORPG and it was honestly something of an experiment. The game itself is a unique blend of horror, action, myth, magic, and conspiracy theories in a modern day setting, and when writing the story I wanted to increase the immerse qualities of the game. So I chose an unusual tense and point of view for the story: 1st person, present tense. In many ways, it was a rewrite of my “The Secret Letters” short story. I also honestly cut some corners in character development and by injecting myself and my reactions into the protagonist wherever something I hadn’t established wouldn’t conflict with them (the protagonist is female, so there are obviously some differences). The story revolves around an ordinary English literature major, Christen “Chris” Warden, studying abroad in London who suddenly develops supernatural powers she cannot control and is contacted by the secret society of the modern-day Templars who offer to teach her to harness her powers if she joins their cause. Despite my cutting corners with the planning, strangely enough, the main character is one everyone seems to love and says is well developed. Lit Major Shoots Lightning also been my most popular story so far, garnering nearly 3,000 views and enthusiastic fans eager for a sequel.
Well, those fans have been heard! In September I started the sequel, Lit Major Shoots Zombies, wherein Chris makes good on her promise to help the Templars fight monsters and is deployed on her first mission, to the sleepy little town of Kingsmouth, Maine that’s been overtaken by a local zombie apocalypse.
It’s been a while since my last update, but chapter 8 just went up this Thursday, just in time for Halloween. In it Chris strikes out on her own into the zombie-infested town, looking for supplies for the survivors holed up in the Sheriff’s Office at the edge of town. It won’t be the first time she’s fought zombies in this story, but it will be her first time facing them down alone.
If it sounds interesting to you, give it a read and let me know what you think! Reviews and comments are always appreciated.