Greetings to all my fellow Jedi. Happy Spring to those in the Northern Equator! We have a lot to talk about so let us get to it.
The book is, for most purposes, complete. I have not heard from any traditional publisher as of yet but, with one more submission to be sent out shortly, we are not down to our only hope yet. So, armed with that knowledge, I have decided to commit to the Kindle platform for publishing so I will have to go through and see if I am satisfied with any images I might put into the book and go through some final formatting and editing. With the work that needs to be done I see no more of a fitting day to release the e-book about training to become a Modern Jedi than International Star Wars Day.
So, I don’t expect that to break the holonet but that is the breaking news. The book will be released on May the Fourth of this year.
In other news, I finished reading The Force Awakens in book format a few weeks ago, in addition to seeing the movie a few more times. The book reviews were fairly brutal, even among those who would call themselves Star Wars fans. I enjoyed the book, giving it two thumbs up even though it really didn’t provide any vital information that wasn’t put into the movie. The only qualm I could have against the book would be the vocabulary used by Alan Dean Foster. Some of the words were novel, new, and fancy but soon became repetitive by the end of the book. Alan would have done well to heed the words of one of my English teachers who jokingly said, “Never use a big word when a diminutive one will suffice.” However, I added some words to my lexicon in the process so I am not complaining.
Lastly, I finally have gotten around to creating that YouTube channel I had always been thinking of. I have started some playlists of official Star Wars releases along with some other relevant videos and have created my own introduction video. There will be more content released once the book project is in the rear-view mirror. Go on over, take a look, and please subscribe so you will be notified of all new content.
Look forward to one more update before May the Fourth. Until then, the Force will be with you. Always.