Yes, I've finished Book Sixteen: Earth. It was weird writing the end of the entire Kobol-verse saga, as well as the last appearances of William Adama, the Messengers, et al, and knowing that I still had something like two-thirds of these books left to write.
So, now that I've finished the end, I have to rewind to the beginning, as it were, of the Twelve Colonies:
If you'll recall, at the end of Lords of Kobol - Book Three: The Final Exodus, the assistant to the late President Stephen Acastus, Alexandra Gideon, was left in charge of the exiles from Kobol. Book Two of Colonies of Kobol will pick up with their entry into the Cyrannus System, landing on Gemenon, and establishing the first settlement there. The second half of the book will fast forward a bit and show us some of the religious division that marks Gemenon's history.
As you saw above in the SITREP graphic, I have outlined Book Two. Meaning, I have a chapter-by-chapter idea of what's going to happen in the story. From experience, I can tell you that this is highly subject to change (most often, in the direction of getting bigger).
Here's a look:
No; your eyes aren't failing you. I've digitally blurred it to conceal details.
On the screen, you can see the digital "Post-Its." Each one represents a chapter with different colors representing different characters (white for the Messengers, pink for Gideon, etc.). Underneath the monitor, you can see my notebook. In there, each Post-It represents a separate book in the series (three green-yellows for the books in Volume One; eight blues for the books in Volume Two; etc.). Elsewhere in the notebook, I have dozens of scribbled ideas and half-thoughts for the various books and characters in the series.
Now, it's time to start writing.
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