So it has been a while since I’ve been blogging, and for good reason. I’ve been hard at work with the final book in the story arc of Wellington and Eliza — Operation: Endgame. The good news is that, yesterday, Pip and I released the digital edition of the steampunk spy series out into the wild, and today you can not only pick up a copy of Wellington and Eliza’s swan song, you can also pick up a copy of Curse of the Silver Pharaoh for free!
I wrote up a reflection on this experience over at The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences blog, so feel free to jump over to that article to read more.
Watch this space for new content and a new look in 2018. I’m in a transition phase right now, so hang on and wait for new surprises in the new year!
When I think of exceptional endings, there are a few that spring to mind…
Captain Jean-Luc Picard dealing out a new hand to his officers.
“Sam Beckett never went home.”
The final scene in Black Adder Goes Forth.
Saying goodbye is always hard, and I won’t lie or pretend it didn’t happen, but when I finished the final chapter of Operation: Endgame, I felt a lump in my throat. My eyes welled up a bit. I had to take a breath. It was over. Nearly a decade of writing, over half a million words, two wildly successful Kickstarters, a role playing game, hours of podcasts, and six books in print. Pip and I go into more detail on this in the latest episode of The Shared Desk, but yes, wrapping up the adventures of Wellington and Eliza was not easy. A part of me wonders if I was subconsciously making this book a little harder to write as this brought everything (mostly…) to a close.