Jaye Milius's latest update for Terminus

Dec 29, 2016

Greetings, Lovely People!

As 2016 winds to a close, it’s easy to look back at the year that was and shudder. From personal losses to the more macro feelings of "seriously, universe, what the hell?", the majority of us seem ready to forge ahead and not look back. But... well... I can’t feel entirely bad about it. To me, 2016 will always be the year that my first novel secured publication. And that’s THANKS TO YOU!

I really can’t say it enough. Thank you to everyone who has pre-ordered and everyone who spread the word! Thanks even to those who’ve just followed along! You’ve reassured me that I’m not a complete madwoman for building this mad, scifi world. (Really, I was doubting my sanity there for a bit... even if it was never all that solid. Heh.)

There’s work to be done in the year ahead on so many fronts, but I’m most excited by the work that’s going into Terminus. I can’t wait to share more behind-the-scenes updates with you, all the ways in which I want to build out this world and attack the idea of speaking with the dead from every conceivable angle. And, yeah, I’m looking forward to escaping back into a world where we can still communicate with those we’ve lost. It’s been that kind of a year, after all.

Terminus is still holding 6th place in The List 2016 contest. In order to crack the top 3, we’d need to get 73 more unique readers in the next 3 days. If you’ve been on the fence about picking up your copy, now would be an absolutely lovely time! Short of that holiday miracle, though, there’s still the prospect of being a judges’ pick. Currently crossing all of my various appendages for luck if anyone would like to join me.

No matter what 2016 has wrought, know that YOU helped make someone’s lifelong dream come true this year. I’m just a weird, little nobody with a weird, little book, but you all have done SO MUCH for me on so many levels. May you reap huge piles of good karma in 2017!

Much love to you and your families this holiday season! Happy New Year, everyone!