Finished it! The first draft of The Eternity Prophecy is now complete. Finally!

Some books take forever to write and I had my first experience with such a sticky book. The Eternity Prophecy is a short novel, straddling social science fiction and science fiction thriller categories. It is a book I’m very proud of, it is also the book that didn’t want to get completed.

empire_covers_2.2To give you an idea of the delay, this was supposed to be out in October 2015, and I’ve only just finished the first draft. Going by the usual timing of things, it won’t be on the market until July 2016. So . . . close to a year of slippage.

Wondered why. Thought through a few reasons that usually cause developmental delays and found little. Perhaps the story was too complicated to be rushed, or maybe I loved it too much to let go. Was it too much of an experimental narrative? It could have been because other projects took up too much of my time.

Whatever it was, there’s no denying that this project/book is one of the outliers in the homogenous chunk of other books I’ve written until now. The ubiquitous bell-curve makes its appearance? My writing habits follow a normal distribution now?

Surprising? Probably not. The bell curve is called ubiquitous for a reason.

The fact is: not all books are created equal, nor is the process of their creation equal. Much like everything else that looks homogenous, but is not. Think people. Alike, yet, each so different.

S.G. Basu is an aspiring potentate of a galaxy or two. She plots and plans with wondrous machines, cybernetic robots, time travelers and telekinetic adventurers, some of whom escape into the pages of her books. Once upon a previous life on planet Earth, S.G. Basu trained to be an engineer, and her interest in science and her love of engineering shows up time and again in her books.

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