And then there were two.
So down to two story lines I think. These two are the ones I think I'd like to do the most out of all 13 of them, heh. Can't decide, however, so I will leave it up to you guys.
- Premise: The series would be seven books long, in every book the antagonist's motive/downfall would be based on one of the seven deadly sins (Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy and Pride). The protagonist would be an antihero, a hitman with no morals, who finds himself falling for a woman... who doesn't know what he does for a living. He tries to balance his work and personal life. This idea was spawned off of Dexter so it will be a dark comedy. The world would be modern, something I haven't done before so that would be interesting. I'd also like to do this in first person (something else I haven't ever done before successfully).
- Guilty by Design
- Premise: This series is a "boy grows up" story. His family is one of the largest crime families in the world. He doesn't want to continue their business and his family, while not happy, agrees and sends him off to an academy to get his learn on. From there, he meets people (who doesn't know who he is) and gets a taste of what his future could be. But things aren't always easy in said life. His family runs into some trouble and he tries to do the right thing but never seems to pick the right choice. Always trying to keep his family and the future he wants but knows in the back of his mind he will one day have to choose. Doesn't help that he is bonded to a demon girl (body guard) who has no sense of right and wrong. Think Harry Potter meets The Black Donnellys, and toss in a little dark comedy (I love my dark comedies). World is similar to the roman era, with a little magic (demons, etc). Third person viewpoint.
Please vote via comments. 1 for Sin and 2 for Guilty by Design. I typically write Sci-fi (2) so I'll be out of my element on Sin, but I like them both. Obviously I'm more prepared for 2 but I'm not afraid at tackling something different.
And now for the YouTube song. This one is a really great song with excellent lyrics. It's called "Kenji" by Fort Minor.