Tuesday, October 1, 2013

IWSG, Harry Potter Spin Offs, NASA, and Asteroids

IWSG: Time. I just don't have enough time to finish my book, work on the edits, and everything else. Let alone blog. Job. Family. Miscellaneous. But I have a bug push to finish by October 31st and really think I can do it!
Harry Potter Spin Offs: Warner Bros. has trademarked the titles of JK Rowling's fictional Quidditch teams and books in the series such as Tales Of Beedle The Bard, sparking rumors of more films. Reference
Reading the final paragraph of The Deathly Hallows was bitter sweet as, like everyone else, I did not want the series to end. But spinoffs offer unlimited possibilities.
Spinoffs I would like to see:
• Lord Voldermort's original reign of terror.
• The Aurors.
• Stories from the original founders of Hogwarts: Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff.
• The Department of Mysteries.
• The Marauders: with Messrs Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot & Prongs and the Marauders Map. What adventures they could have!
·  Hermione becomes a dentist. Not so adventurous. But Emma Watson is hot!
Escalation Cover Art: Monday’s release is right around the corner. I’m happy to reach this milestone. Finally! And there is still time to help. Just email me at Stephen.tremp@yahoo.com if you want to join the fun.

Escalation Burb: Together, Breakthrough, Opening, and Escalation follow the lives of the unlikely participants from innocence to a coming of age through sacrifice, betrayal, passion, lust, unconditional love, and hope. The action is swift. There are numerous twists and turns that will keep the reader turning the pages and wanting more.

ESCALATION will appeal to fans of modern-day science fiction, action, and the element of horror.
Did You Know: NASA is currently planning out an ambitious mission to snag a near-Earth asteroid and park it in a stable orbit around the moon, where it could be visited repeatedly by astronauts for scientific and exploration purposes. The asteroid will stay in this orbit for 100 years or so. Once finished with it and you and we have no further need of it, wesend it in to impact the moon. Reference
Not So Fun Fact: There are those who would take a much bolder approach and bring an asteroid into Earth’s orbit. Ummm … I think the moon is close enough. I don’t want an something to go wrong and have errant large asteroid crashing into Earth. Houston, we have a problem. Reference
Question: What's your IWSG for the month? Any Harry Potter spinoffs you can think of that you would really like to see? Do you like the idea of capturing an asteroid and placing it in orbit so close to Earth?