I finished Space Cowboys & Indians last Saturday on May 2. I started it on January 30, 2015. Want to know the crazy part?
I actually wrote it in 27 days.
Granted, it’s a novella and is sitting at 37K (around 140 pages), but I’m pretty happy with that. I had a couple of power-writing over-2K days, but it averages out at 1,380 a day.
Twenty-seven days of writing, which took me a bit more than three months to accomplish.
Folks, that’s wormhole time right there.
Space Cowboys & Indians goes for editing June 1, and you can expect to have it on a Kindle near you by July 1. SC&I is my first sci-fi adventure-romance and early reviews are good. Wondering what it’s all about? Think of a movie mash-up of Cowboys vs Aliens meets Six Days Seven Nights, and you’ve got Space Cowboys & Indians.
I did a ton of research for SC&I. This is just the stuff I printed out for quick reference:
I learned a lot! I can’t wait to share some of it with you in the coming days leading up to release. Things about asteroid mining, astronaut training, wormholes, magnetic X-points, Roswell, NM, Richard Branson’s Spaceport America, the Apaches of the Mescalero Reservation in NM, the private race for space and more. Stay tuned for some excerpts too.
In the meantime, here’s a tease:
How can the chance of a lifetime go so horribly wrong?
Mining Engineer Cole Hudson signed up for NASA astronaut training, but after washing out short of getting his gold wings, he retreats to Alaska where he stakes out a gold claim. When billionaire entrepreneur Duncan Janson offers him an opportunity to join a mining team on an asteroid, Cole jumps at the chance.
But nothing is as it seems. Former NASA reject and rival classmate, Tessa Hernandez, is also a member of the team, and from the beginning of the mission test flight, things go horribly wrong. They soon discover they’re not the only ones on the asteroid. As they try to escape, they are pulled through a wormhole and back to the early 1800s New Mexico desert where aliens and Apaches may be the least of their problems.
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