Yesterday, Feb 26th, marks an important date: to wit, the beginning of the editing process for The Chickamauga Campaign, Volume Three: Barren Victory. I received the first two chapters of edited text from Ted Savas, and have started working through the notes and comments. I also received this prototype of the book cover earlier in the week.
Barren Victory will be published this fall, September 2016. When it appears, it will represent the completion of a 17 year project (start to finish) representing a good chunk of my writing life. Signing off on that last chapter will be both extremely satisfying and feel a bit like I have lost something important.
The editing process should go fairly rapidly. you’d think that after four previous books with Savas-Beatie, I would have learned to do everything right the first time – hah!. Still, the first comments were not angst-inducing.
The end is indeed nigh…