Here in Beautiful Colorado, as my father likes to call it, it has been a great winter, so far. December was marked by record snowfalls, and while January was drought-like, business was good at the ski area. February snow has been, well, adequate, but March is usually when we see the most precipitation. My boss calls it white gold, but snow is important for more reasons than just the ski business. The water tables also benefit, which helps keep things damp and reduces the threat of forest fire in the summer. All things we think about up here in the mountains.
To answer your question, yes, I’ve been working hard on Endgame. After a break in Q3 and Q4 last year, I’m back at it. When I revisited the manuscript in early January, I realized that the second half needed almost a complete re-write. Now I understand why writers of series like Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones struggle to wrap up everything in a nice bow. How will Max ensure his family is safe? Will Kate Shaw reclaim her position with the CIA? What will become of Arina and Alex? Will Max reconcile with Julia Meier? Will Spencer rebuild his cabin? Will Max live to fight another day, or will he make the ultimate sacrifice to ensure his family’s safety? How will things end for Baxter, Cindy, C, Badū, Gabrieli, and Kaamil? Tune in later this year to find out.
If you ask me, the writers of GOT really screwed up the last season. George is doing alright, though. No one is feeling sorry for him.
And before you ask your second question, yes, Goshawk plays a major role in Endgame.
Maybe I’ll get started on the cover soon.
While you wait, here’s a picture from a recent skinning excursion up Tiehack Mountain, which is part of the Buttermilk ski resort. To my left, on the right side of the picture, are the Maroon Bells, some of the most photographed mountains in Colorado.