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Release of God’s Assassin Delayed May 3, 2017

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Amazon is having a problem converting em-dashes (—) properly, so God’s Assassin will be delayed until they can work this out. Computer programming can be a frustrating activity and I sympathize with their IT staff. I’m confident they will figure it out eventually. In the meantime, their marvelous customer service representative is keeping me in the loop.

While this is going on, I’ve started the next story in the Holy Christian Empire series under the working title of Princess Barbara (not the real title, but I’m keeping that a secret because I’ve had titles stolen from me before — including God’s Assassin, and Children of Destruction was stolen for a game). It’s the story of how Queen Barbara II came to power (the first Queen Barbara was Eric’s wife from Last Train from Earth). The story is set between Last Train from Earth and God’s Assassin, and starts in EY 2405, before the Empire got an official name (that’s another story).

Writing a new story can be a problem. I know how it starts and I kinda know how it will end, but the story between those two events isn’t cooperating. My muse needs to get her caboose in gear.

First Draft of God’s Assassin Finished January 30, 2017

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NewYearBangNo, I can’t believe it either, but I managed to finish the first draft today (Jan. 30) of the next book in the Holy Christian Empire series. What a great way to start the new year (and it will make FTL happy too).

That was the fun part. Now the drudgery begins: Rewrite. I know deep in my heart that the first draft isn’t good enough for you and it’s certainly not good enough for me. I’ve never produced a finished product on the first try, and I know that this one has warts all over it.

However, the rewrite probably won’t take forever (like the first draft did) as long as I can keep my nose to the grindstone. The sexy ladies that keep vying for my attention will just have to wait (you believe that — right?).

I have the cover art ready to go. One of the last pieces produced by the great Duncan Long before his untimely demise last month. I’m going to miss him. He had tons of talent. Not just as an artist, but as a fellow writer of science fiction (and other subjects). I’m sure he’s resting in Paradise with our Lord and Savior (he was, indeed, a Christian).