There are so many things I could have done with this book. I could have gone the typical route of one man fighting by himself. I could have made the enemy supernatural. There are countless things I could have done, but I decided to go the more traditional route.
The zombies are not all-powerful. Guns don't miraculously load by themselves. Swords can't cut through 10 zombies with one slash. The whole goal of my book is to be realistic.
I started writing this book during September of 2010. I was finally done with my journey through high school. However, I didn't want to go to college. I never really wanted a day to day job. I did have a plan, but I wasn't doing anything for a while. Then one day, I decided to write a realistic zombie book.
Originally, I was going to go for more of a guide like Maxwell Brooks did. but i decided not to. Then i decided to make a story. However, one day it donned on me- I'll be the main character. I figured i knew enough about the zombie genre as well as guns( i have been shooting since i was about 3).
Although the book didnt take me very long to write(only about 2 months), I believe it is a well-written book. Along the way of writing it, my father gave me many ideas. Originally, I was going to have it be a Christmas surprise, I told my parents after writing about 4 chapters. They loved the idea. Then i told my brothers- they loved it as well.
Overall, I love the whole zombie genre. I hope people enjoy it as much as I do. Even if you dont like guns or zombies, I think it may teach you something- if you let it of course.
Personally, I see this series going places- maybe a movie and eventually a video game. I dont know- only time will tell.
Hope you enjoy my work.