It’s 4:36am and I have just turned in the completed ms. of Star Trek Mirror Universe: The Sorrows of Empire (Expanded Edition). Now, to bed.
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It’s 3:15am and I have just finished the manuscript for the expanded edition of my previously published short novel Star Trek Mirror Universe: The Sorrows of Empire.
As TV producer Hans Beimler once said to me upon my delivery of a first-draft teleplay for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, “Great! Now the writing can begin!”
Tomorrow I shall write the acknowledgments, paste in text for “About the Author,” and begin my polishing draft and revisions. Woo, and might I add for emphasis, hoo.
It is with a great sigh of relief (and exhaustion) that I can now declare I have finished the first-draft manuscript for Star Trek Vanguard: Precipice, the fifth book in the original-series-era saga I developed with editor Marco Palmieri, and on which I share alternating writing duties with Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore.
The new book is the shortest tome so far in the Vanguard series — only 87,000 words. But it feels as if it is light and fast and fun. I’ll know more on Sunday night when I start my read-through and polishing pass. The ms. is due to my esteemed editor by Wednesday morning.
Now to take forty-odd hours away from this manuscript and let my brain rest for a spell…