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What is my next project? Space Cadet 3, Space Ranger 1, Veraxus? Unfortunately none of the above. For the next few weeks I'm working on interrogatories--yes interrogatories. For those of you unfortunate enough to have been forced into the legal system interrogatories are an exhaustive list of questions for a trial. We leased a horse out four years ago to a young lady for 4H. When she finished with 4H at the age of 18 the horse was supposed to come back to us so that our daughter could start to ride "Mommy's horse." You see Nicki was borne 24 years ago in our stable. He's been with us all his life. We leased him out to a girl in 4H so he could learn the routine of formal shows. He was a mountain horse, a hunter and a trail horse. Only one problem. When the lease was up the girl decided not to return Nicki. She felt entitled to him because she'd won some jumping competitions with him and now he should be hers.
This would never have happened to my generation. We didn't feel entitled to anything. If someone loaned something to you; you returned it with thanks.
The police told us to repossess the horse and so we did. Then the blank hit the fan. The girl and her 4H friends, even some of the adult 4H leaders, stormed our horse trailer while it was in motion and took Nicki off while my wife was boarding a ferry. She got his lead rope and Nicki stayed right next to Mommy, but the fracas kicked off a court battle. Now, instead of working on my next project I'm responding to legal questions as to why this poor little spoiled brat of a girl shouldn't keep Nicki just because she wants him soooo bad that no one else counts. Reminds me of Veruca Salt.
Anyway, I hope to get back to more enjoyable things soon. One miracle at a time. In the meantime enjoy Alexander Galaxus 7: Destroyer and let me know where you want Alexander to go next
There are readers out there who have waited patiently for Alexander to wrap things up with the Methuselans for quite some time now--a year. That's a long time, I know, but this time I was certain I had a really good chance at hitting my April 15th deadline. I didn't. No excuses. Destroyer simply wasn't ready. It was done but not ready. I wasn't happy with it, my editor wasn't happy with it. I couldn't put my finger on it; it was just missing--something. So I let it sit for a few weeks and addressed some of the editor's major concerns. Of course that led me in different directions, good ones, don't get me wrong. With that reality Destroyer bloomed.
The bottom line is simple: I'm not going to put out a book until its ready. I do care what my readers think of these works. If you're reading Destroyer then you've slogged through all of Alexander's adventures to do so. I will give you your money's worth. Destroyer caused me problems from the beginning and I'm not about to put it out to my readers in any format I am not satisfied with. Enigma and Destroyer will get done and they will worth the wa, you have my word on it.
Merry Christmas everyone! I spent my vacation going through Galaxus IV in preparation for beginning Galaxus VI. Of course that means I have to go through Galaxus V as well. As I mentioned in my other section I took to heart some of the comment readers made concerning the politics of the books. It's not that I am ignoring the politics, but some readers thought it detracted from the story. As it wasn't my intention to make that the central theme of the book I ended up making a few changes. So you see, authors can and do listen.
It's also cause me to modify the process for how Galaxus VI is coming out. The target date is still April with a May release date; sorry, I'm not going to rush it. I will post teasers every few weeks though.
I hope everyone had a great Holiday season. See you next year!
Christopher L. Anderson is a husband and a proud father of two kids. With everything else he’s done in his life, being a rocket scientist–literally, a USAF Officer, B-52 Commander, Research Pilot, working for NASA, flying for the airlines, being active in the Church and during all that becoming an established Author, well, it all comes back to the basics, to the foundation of being a husband and a father.