I've talked a lot about Luthor over the last few weeks. I've mentioned how near and dear he is to my heart. Luthor has that affect on people.
It was strange; when I first set out to write Luthor, I had every intention of creating a new monster. I love monster stories and I wanted to create one of my own. The initial tag line for the book was:
Frankenstein . . .
That was then.
This is now.
But then I continued writing more.
Things first began to change as I told Joshua and Amanda's story. Their struggles and torment began to take on a whole new level of sympathy and sorrow. Then the part of the story came when Luthor was born and he took over the story as he took over my heart.
Everything changed. All that I had intended fell by the waist side as Luthor took the tale in a whole new direction.
And the tag line that his story ended up with:
Within the eyes of darkness,
there hides a child.
Now I'm seeing the final results of what that child has become and my heart is full. Luthor became something more once, I think after the book release, he'll do it again.