Wow! What a ride the last few days have been! It's sorta been a whirlwind. Last Thursday, I received the proof for Opportunity and spent the last few days marking it up and making small notes in it. And last night was the last part, making the final changes, approving them and sending it off. It's been a long road for this book, and it's been crazy emotional as I've prepared to hand these characters I've come to love over to the world.
It's funny really; this whole story came to me following a vacation - a trip through the Kennedy Space Center and seeing the retired orbiter Atlantis. From those few hours at KSC, an idea blossomed into a story that felt like it needed to be told.
There have been moments where I've sat, staring at the computer screen thinking "what the hell is this crap?" and there have been moments where I've gone back and thought "damn, this is something I'd read." In the end, after all the tears and triumphs Opportunity has been the catalyst for, I can honestly that I am incredibly happy with the result.
And so, I am so incredibly excited to hand this story over to the world. I really hope you love these characters as much as I have. Joshua and Benji are yours now.