The Great Material Continuum

Continuing on from yesterday’s cliffhanger…

In the movie version of my life, the last four years would look like a five minute cut scene of me making Ironman suits. Stirring music and me all slick, shiny and flying about yelling “Woo-Hoo!”. Instead it’s been way more like playing the role of Chief O’Brien…


April 8th I threw away everything I had written to date and started from scratch.

Everything just feel into place. The entire four years worth of crap suddenly meaningful as a dozen dark clouds decided to dump the silver linings on me en mass.

Simple. Light. Clean. Fresh. The easiest writing I think I’ve ever done.

Final pushing and it’s 417am, but I’ve finished editing the book. Have a cover. Just got the uploading to Createspace and Kindle to get done and planning a 7/4/13 release date. I’ll tell y’all more about it tomorrow… Oh I guess I mean later today. I’m so sleepy.

Author and book are doing well.


  1. Wayne Earl says:


    Looking forward to the new book. Congrats on the birthing of your newest worry ;-)

  2. Johnny Caustic says:

    Oops. Of course, I’ve just bought the previous edition.

    (Which is good, by the way.)

    The new book has about a 20% content overlap with the Primer. You’re probably going to want both. :-)

  3. Awesome, your cliffhanger had me worried.

  4. If you are Chief O’Brien, who is Nog?

    I believe in this case, Nog is best thought of as a non-localized agent for the Great Material Continuum.

  5. Congratulations on finishing the latest masterpiece, can’t wait to buy it ($$$ rewards for your great/hard work). Hope you are happy with it and it makes you a good quid. Best of luck.

  6. JustKeepSwimming says:

    Woo Hoo! I’ll be standing in that virtual line waiting for the book to drop. We can all make some fireworks on our own. (Let the countdown begin…)

  7. Sweet! Woot woot!

  8. Wow, can’t wait to see it!! I’m going to read this one rather than just buying it and handing it to my husband. That way I’ll know whether it’s safe to start distributing copies like leaflets.

  9. Shadow_Nirvana says:

    What about the dark stuff? We want the dark stuff!

  10. Congrats! So happy to hear this. Yesterday was a cliffhanger – was really concerned your venture wasn’t going to work out. Can’t wait to get the new book.

    Karma’s a bitch, but when you put enough good stuff out there, she’s your bitch.

  11. steu2817 says:

    VERY excited to see the new book. If I remember correctly, there’s even going to be flow charts for engineers……

  12. Anything we can do to build publicity/momentum? I’ve noticed some authors push for pre-release orders. Let us know.

  13. Mr_Brown says:

    Awesome… Hope this equates to a Happy Independence day for you and Jennifer!!

  14. Arlequin says:

    An Independence Day release. How appropriate!

    Can’t wait! I too will be eagerly waiting it to drop for the Kindle.

    Of course a hardcover version will be ordered too.

  15. Squee!

  16. Slipangle says:

    Did Athol just call me a Ferengi?

  17. Can’t wait to read it!


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