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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Spinward Fringe Fragments Release Delayed

The big announcement today is that, purely for creative reasons, Spinward Fringe Fragments (Broadcast 6), will be late. In its current inception I don't believe I'm giving you enough story in one book to call it finished, so I'm moving ahead and including the majority of what I had planned for Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7.

I know you're waiting, this isn't the news most of you want to hear, but I have to take the release date off the table. The good news is that, even with the expansion of the novel, I'm still more than half finished. To be honest, I'm disappointed as well, I really wanted Spinward Fringe Fragments out before March, but I just don't like the idea of releasing what I have, since it reads short regardless of its actual physical length. Right now it's longer than Spinward Fringe Fracture, but there are too many incomplete journeys, and three cliff hangers that make the ending seem just lazy, even though it is the middle of a trilogy.

The good news is that the book is getting better, and it had a strong foundation to start with so I'm pretty pleased with it so far. With a few extra loose ends tied up and a greater distance for characters to travel, I believe this will be more than just the middle chapter in a trilogy, it'll be one of the books I compare future work to when it's time to ask myself; "is my work getting better?"

Again, I apologize for the extended wait, but at this point I'd rather do something properly and be late with it than struggle and get an unsatisfactory bit of fiction into people's hands.

RL

Note to self: Work on estimating completion dates more accurately...

4 comments:

jamie l. said...

love it. keep up the good work

mikelkhall said...

Thanks for the series. Looking forward to the rest.

Anonymous said...

Is broadcast 6 available? I still don't see it on Amazon's site.

Randolph said...

There's some news about that here:

http://randolphlalonde.blogspot.com/2011/08/editing-week-i-knew-it-was-coming.html