I've been living with this guy in my head for four years now. I know it sounds crazy, but ask any author. Voices of our characters speak to us. And in my case, they don't leave me alone until the story is told.
Jameson Kendrick popped into my head four years ago, whispering bits and pieces of his space adventures. He built a whole universe in there...one of luxury space cruisers sailing around the galaxy. And goodness, he started out as a complete reprobate, but somehow managed to turn himself into a shining hero.
But now, he's gone.
I finished writing his story last week. Book Five in his series didn't get written without a fight. I knew the end was coming, and I wanted to hold on as long as I could. But as they say, all good things must come to an end. And Jameson was able to go out on a gloriously high note, happy ending and all.
My consolation came in formatting a bundled volume of his stories as well as a companion book with notes on the series. With those now published and available, I have to put Star Sailors to bed and pick up a new project.
I'm grateful for the time I spent with Jameson. He taught me a lot about compassion and mercy, justice and salvation, leadership and humility. He's a good guy. I hope you'll pick up his stories. They are fun to read! I can't wait to go back and enjoy them from a distance. I imagine it will be like seeing an old friend across a busy street--much love in your heart for that person, but only enough time for a quick wave.
So long, James. Thanks for choosing me to relate your stories. I'm glad we were able to reach a satisfying conclusion. May the rest of your adventures be less troublesome, and may you live out your days in peace. And if any other stories come to mind, you know where to find me...
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