And so it ends

And just like that, it was done. That’s the last chapter of A Sea of Stars. I’m not perfectly happy with it–I know that I’m not so great at endings. But I think it works out well enough. And looking back on A Sea of Stars, I can see how much more solid my writing has gotten in the months since I finished it. If I were to go back to it now, it might be an entirely different story. We’ll see how much of that comes through when I edit it.

When I first started posting these back in August, I didn’t know how it was going to go. I didn’t know if people would actually like what I was doing or if I would basically be shouting at the wind. There’s been a bit of both, but for the most part, I think it was pretty successful.

If anyone has been reading along the whole time and would like to leave a comment, I’d love to hear it, even if if’s just a ‘hey I read this’ sort of thing. I can tell how many people are visiting my webpage, but I have a feeling at least a few people are reading solely via RSS feeds and I can’t as easily count those. You can either leave a comment on any of the posts or just drop me an email: me@jverkamp.com

Constructive criticism would be great as well. I hope to put this (and other works) up on Amazon in the upcoming weeks/months so I’ll be doing another editing pass before that. I’ll post here when I do.

I’m also hoping to start posting another novel shortly, although I’ll probably wait until December to start as NaNoWriMo is still in full swing. I have two in the works that I could publish:

  • The Gates of Heaven (urban fantasy, will probably get a new title)
  • Shadows and Steam (dark steampunk, NaNoWriMo 2011, currently unfinished)

If you have a preference for which you’d rather see, just let me know. At the moment, I could go either way.

Well, that’s that. It’s been a long, strange journey. Thank you for sharing it with me.

PS: Out of curiosity, has anyone read Allen Steele's Coyote books? If you have, just let it be known that I actually wrote A Sea of Stars before I read those, believe it or not. 😄

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