This project was originally thought of around the winter of 2017 and has been plodding along at a slow but regular pace ever since, at the pace of approximately two thousand words per month! It has not yet gone through a second draft and I am trying to write the entire series before I go into the second draft as I have already decided there are to be twelve books to this series and only twelve!
Because this story has the number twelve as a theme that is the only spoiler I will give you and it won’t ruin anything!
Below is a list of what you may find in this series!
A lost love
Debunked scientific theories of this fictional world
Debunked superstitions of this fictional world
A search for truth
New found freedom
Hot air Balloon
A character struggling against extreme bipolar
A character struggling with the death of a loved one (different character to the above)
Quatro of main characters, primarily two early twenties females, late twenties male and a recent widower
And a mystery solved
And last but not least – dinosaurs
What inspired this story to come into fruition, particularly at such a quick pace for me? I don’t really know, but I do feel that this story is influenced heavily by the following works of others;
The lost world by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and other works by him
Biggles by W.E Johns
Doctor Doolittle, all of the movies, but more in particular the most recent adaption I’ve watch which stars Robert Downey Jr, in fact, his portrayal of the character Doctor Doolittle has actually inspired one of the main characters a lot!
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’s character Caractacus Potts!
Also another character that has inspired one of the main characters is Captain Jack Harkness from Dr Who and Torchwood TV series played by John Barrowman; also Dr Who and Torchwood TV series in general.
The movie Fifth element
Inspired by several Neil Gaiman books particularly Stardust scenes of the sky pirates!
Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series
The wrestling team from AEW called Jurassic Express
Several Cos-player homemade costumes, I have seen at comic con on YouTube videos, portraying faeries and warriors!
The 1980s horror movie called The Gate
The Wizard of Oz books series by L Frank Baum
The mere existence of terrariums and bryophytes lifeforms (moss and lichens)
Monty Python’s the life of Brian
Xena warrior princess
Because this is a work in process and it is going to be part of a twelve book series whether it kills me or not, I will probably not have the entire work ready for around three years at my current pace. However, I am pretty sure that once Anthropomorphic Dystopian and Dragon 1 are over with, this will be the primary work, so it would speed up the expected self-given deadline for me by a huge amount!
This in my opinion is the second most fun one I am currently writing and I believe this story in particular has got me out of my writer’s burn out!
This story more or less saved the idea about me becoming an author – if this idea didn’t plod along, I think I would have given up writing around 2017 and never looked back!
This idea saved me from giving up!
So the world really has to thank this idea for existing, because without it, I wouldn’t be thinking about publication anymore, I wouldn’t be thinking about writing my projects anymore – I would be trying to hone my skills as a nutritional therapist instead and pretend that I always wanted a normal life anyway!
Happy reading everyone!