So truth time...
I had many failed stories over the last couple of years. I even started to doubt myself. I wrote an Alien Invasion Romance, A Phoenix Superhero, and a Fury Reaper. Completing each project taught me valuable lessons, but I also knew these weren’t ready for the market. What I realized is sometimes projects don’t work or need substantial re-working.
But, let me rewind, a couple of years ago, I attended the Career Author Summit, and I learned about the Serial Format. I was intrigued by the concept but didn’t really have any idea how I would proceed. I asked myself what the best way for me to proceed with a serial was. I incubated and purged several ideas but nothing jelled until I’d finished the 101 Badass Superhero Affirmations - something just cemented and connected. I knew instinctively that I had to write a badass Black woman superhero, but she needed to be a vigilante AND in a serial format.
What does this mean for readers?
I'm so thrilled to give you another sneak peek into the superhero vigilante serial I've been developing! This story represents a creative stretch for me into an episodic format. While unconventional, I believe it's the perfect vehicle to bring this complex heroine and her quest for justice to life.
Here are 7 reasons I think you'll enjoy this serial:
1. Badass Black Woman Lead
The protagonist is the inspiring, nuanced Black female superhero I've longed to create. Her strength stems from her dedication to her community.
2. Vigilante Justice Theme
When the system fails the vulnerable, our heroine takes justice into her own hands. Her methods are unorthodox, but her moral code gives her purpose.
3. Oya the Goddess Protector
Oya, West African deity of storms, serves as the divine protector of the city, amplifying the mythic stakes.
4. Episodic Installments
You'll get a continuously unfolding superhero story released in seasonal episodes, like your favorite TV shows. Each 60 to 90-minute installment will propel the plot forward.
5. Cliffhanger Endings
Just like classic serials, expect unpredictable twists and turns. Episodes will end on edge-of-your-seat cliffhangers that leave you eagerly anticipating the next installment.
With short, fast-paced episodes, you can binge this serial like a hot new show.
7. Mythic Stakes
The fate of the city hangs in the balance as our heroine battles epic foes and unravels a deeper mystery.
I hope these reasons excite you about this project I've poured my heart into. A fierce new heroine is rising, ready to take on injustice and defend the innocent. I can't wait to share her thrilling origin story with you all soon in this superhero vigilante serial! Let me know if you have questions in the comments!