Monday, January 3, 2022

Enter: White Ops

Many moons ago, when I was 16 (1998), I started writing. Soon what started as one lousy collection of short stories spiraled into a Space Opera epic over 4000 pages. I wrote all six books of them in 15 months.

Does that sound impressive? Well, I was under the impression that a book was 300-400 pages.

I did not know at the time that the pages of any given novel DID NOT EQUAL the same number of typed pages… on 8.5 x 11 paper… single spaced.

So, yes, this spiraled a little. I don’t even know what the original word count is on each book.

In the years since, I’ve rewritten these Space Operas countless times. Seriously, I’ve completely lost count. There are few things that resemble the first draft. There are days I can’t recall what’s in the final draft (I hear Jim Butcher has similar problems with some Dresden books).

Think Space Templars versus cannibalistic Mongol hordes from another galaxy.

Why is it White Ops? Because unlike Black Ops, this is covert ops for the army of light.

If you’re interesting in taking a look at the series, it is already up for preorder. It will be out January 18th. Yes, it will be available on hard copy. Eventually.

And now, the cover to book one.

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