Jaye Milius's latest update for Terminus

Oct 13, 2017

Happy Friday, boys and ghouls!

It’s fitting that I should be getting back on the promotional horse for Terminus at the spookiest time of year. Cold has finally come and I’m tucked away on a mountain with my laptop, reading about death and trying to spin an optimistic and entertaining story out of the premise of speaking to those who have passed on. Good times.

If you’ve missed the other updates, the story has really come together in editorial and my editor, Matt Harry, and I have fleshed out an origin story that gives the initial discovery of this technology its full weight. There’s also a cost to the technology that was only alluded to in the first manuscript, something that will add even more stakes to the question of the Terminus’s personal, political, and religious implications. I can’t wait to share the details, but let’s start at the top!

There’s a new summary up on the website. You can also check it out below:

Exploring universal spiritual questions through the lens of scientific breakthrough, Terminus follows a research team whose experiments with unexplored energy spectrums inadvertently uncover a window to the beyond. It’s a breakthrough that cost the project head his life, drawing his estranged daughter into the mystery of his death. She joins his team at their remote desert facility – the lab in which her father died – to hear his first messages from the other side. As they race to validate and refine the signal, the team is faced with the suddenly literal ghosts of their past, exploring the emotional, ethical, and societal implications of developing such a technology. They also uncover a flaw in the system that causes the contacted spirits to disintegrate, casualties of mankind’s search for life after death. When her father’s old partner attempts to take control of the project and bring it public, Charlotte must decide whether to destroy the Terminus or allow it to be unleashed on the world.


I’ve also posted the first of the character profiles over on my website, starting with the protagonist, Charlotte Rai. Profiles for the rest of the team will be added in the coming weeks.

[https://jayemilius.com/blog/2017/10/3/terminus-character-profile-charlotte]

Things are picking up! I am nested, inspired, and ready to rewrite! Stay up-to-date with the late night agony and self-doubt (all part of the process) over on Twitter.

[https://twitter.com/jayemilius]

As always, I appreciate every single one of you who has supported the book and gotten me to this point! If you haven’t preordered yet, the party is back on! Spread the word!

Hope all of you have a great weekend! Things may seem scary, but I firmly believe that there is something greater out there connecting us. Plus, ’tis the season to get spooky. Peace, y’all!

Jaye