This month is yet another Camp NanoWriMo, and I'm doing my best to participate. It's been hard though. July has always been our family vacation month and with my wife home for summer break, I've been trying to spend as much time as possible with her. Luckily, she honestly supports this dream of mine to be an author, and understands that, once I got started writing books, it's hard to stop.
Currently I'm working on the first of what I hope will be a Space Opera trilogy. What does that mean? Well, basically a Space Opera novel is set in another galaxy, or in the distant future of our own galaxy, and it's told from a dramatic point of view. Star Wars would be a great example of a Space Opera series. Lots of intrigue and drama. This is a genre that I've always been fascinated with, and I'm glad I've decided to give it a try. No spoilers here, so you can read on without worry. The only thing I'll tell you is that the title I've chosen is The Empyreal Hymn.
The name is inspired by the Bhagavad Gita, one of my favorite of all spiritual tomes. The words Bhagavad Gita translate to mean, The Lord's Song. I've also seen it translated as The Song Celestial, and it is this translation that I used to create the title for the book. As you might have guessed, where Brother Thomas and the Guardians of Zion focus primarily on Catholic and Christian values, this series will follow the precepts of the Hindu faith.
It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else's life with perfection