Twelve years ago I had a big idea. It was a monstrous and colossal idea. So big I couldn’t begin it. When I first had the big idea, I began to map it out. I knew much of the who, what, when, where and why. It was the how that was killing me. It would be my magnum opus for the world or at least a few readers. Either way, I knew I had to do it. I would revisit my idea over the years, continuing the map. Five years ago, I wrote the prologue and the first chapter. I haven’t been back since. This little thing called education got in the way.
The past few weeks, I’ve been thinking about my big idea. I’m not getting any younger and if I’m ever going to do it, now would be an ideal time. There are three main sources of inspiration for this, from three areas of my life I have enjoyed since a child: music, tv, and comic books. For the musical inspiration, one line from a Wallflowers song planted the idea. The television show Lost, which ran from 2004-2010, germinated the seed. And finally, my literary muse, the one and only Neil Gaiman, was the one who showed me that even the most random of characters can hold great importance later.
I proudly present “1000 Lives”. The prologue will give the theme of how this works. And then… well, you will just have to wait. It will be so epic that I can’t do it on this blog. So I have to start a new one. But Exceptional Delaware will continue as well. Two blogs, at no price to you the reader. Please follow “1000 Lives” as it will be completely separate from this blog. If it isn’t your cup of tea, don’t worry about it. If it is, spread the word. This is a fictional story with pieces of real life thrown in for good measure. I’ve met many people in my forty-six years of life so don’t be surprised at many inspirations spread throughout this online novel.
I invite you on a journey like no other. I’m not sure if this has ever been attempted before. If not, look for something very original. Most stories have a beginning, middle, and an ending. This story’s beginning starts at the end of one story while opening up many more.
Here is the link to 1000 Lives.