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I’ve been Tweeting more lately, with a few juicy tidbits, or at least what I consider to be juicy. Feel free to post your questions, so moments, etc. I look forward to them!

FIFTY! THOUSAND! WORDS!

Today is a milestone for Battlestar Rubicon. I finally hit a mark which officially makes it a Novel! I am humbled beyond belief and thankful to The One True God that He has led me to this point.
That said, I still have a ways to go, because there are so many holes I have yet to fill.
A few months ago, while I was in the hospital, I had a chance to write down some of the ideas which were languishing in my brain. A couple of days ago I retrieved that composition book, and transcribed them over to the manuscript. I’m almost done with these transcriptions, which is in itself a miracle because of my cursive writing which has degenerated over the past oh, couple of decades!
Now, to move forward again. Thank you, God!

FOOD FIGHT!

I had John Belushi in mind when I wrote this little passage depicting a major fight in the battlestar’s food stores….but it isn’t food they’re going after.
Oh, that, and Bluto has been dead for over thirty years. But oh well. Sucks to be the yellow bellied knuckle dragger who gets drummed out of the Colonial Fleet, but there it is!

IMBSU

Yes, it’s time for another intriguing episode of In My BattleStar Universe!

I am so enamored of these particular vehicles, I’ve decided to feature one in the novel! The Ute is, of course, from Down Under. The way the Australians make cars, they can be frakking powerful, and I don’t miss out on that particular aspect when one minor character uses one to escape a certain Apocalypse!

The Battle of Hestia

I’ve been dabbling with this sequence for quite a while. After I got home from work today, I dived into it with some ideas that have been swimming around in my head, and I’m glad I did!
In case you aren’t aware. Hestia is the smallest of the gas giants located in Colonial space, orbiting Helios Delta; Aerilon and Canceron orbit this planet via Lagrangian Points (which, for this novel, I refer to as Libration Points) L4 and L5, respectively. Most of the early action will take place with this triumverate, and I know you’ll look forward to it as well.

40,000 Words And Counting!

And I am not done yet…I’ve still got a ways to go. My hope is that when all is said and done and written down…it makes sense and flows naturally, given that I’ve had a Writer’s Block for some time and it finally ended a couple of days ago. There’s only one way to find that out, and when I get to that point I’ll let you know.
In the meantime, without giving too much away while piquing your curiosity at the same time, the section I’m working on deals with a religiously-motivated attack on one of the minor characters. I am also working on probably one of the most difficult passages, which deals with the death of another minor character.
The Fun is just beginning!

The Seal

With many thanks to the folks at Battlestar Ra Cailum, a fan group based out of Dayton, OH, who supplied their rendition of the Colonial Seal and I merely added the lettering with iDraw:

Battlestar Group 78 is a double hat tip: one for the year of the Original Series, and the other for the year I graduated from High School.
This is beginning to come to life! Spread the word!

IMBSU

Yes, it’s time for another intriguing episode of In My BattleStar Universe!
Notice the following photograph of a prop from Caprica:

Now, I wish I could zoom in on the byline. Never mind the typo….
Oh, I forgot something. Notice that headline in column 1? “New Hospital Platform For Genetic Research.” Keep that in mind as the novel progresses, because that will rear its ugly head.
Now, back to the date in question we can’t really see here. The Colonial Calendar utilizes what we know as the Julian Calendar. Some countries in the West started converting over to the Gregorian Calendar in 1582; the Russians used it until 02/01/1918, which was not too long after the Bolshevik Revolution, when it immediately became 02/14/1918! So guess what, the novel will pinpoint certain dates with that convention. For example, IMBSU…Colonial Day will fall upon…the Ides of March!
Hey, why not. This gives a different connotation than the one we’re all used to: the day when Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of conspirators led by Brutus (Et tu, Brute?)