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Friday, June 25, 2010

Broadcast 6: Fragments - The Editing Continues...

The news is good so far. I'm finishing my edit of Fragments while my editor is working right behind me.

She's half way through the book and has deemed it a strong work with some good drama, excitement and a dash of comedy relief. So far, so good.

That's just what I like to hear, and as I close in on the last chapters, I'm looking forward to passing the test version of the book to the beta readers, who will point out errors and tell me if what they get to see of this book is really ready for a July 7 release.

I've been living with this book for over ten months now, and as much as I know it will be hard to let it go, I can't wait to dig into Broadcast 7 with both hands, I have plenty of notes, ideas, a few chapters already penned, and I'm very excited to put some of my ideas out there. That has to wait until Broadcast 6 is complete, however.

Have I enjoyed writing this book? Mostly. Have I enjoyed editing this book? Let me put it this way; I'm having too much fun to call this editing.

Thank you for reading, thank you for your patience. I'll continue to be obscenely busy right up to July 7, but I'll check back in right here when I can.


By the way, the update to Broadcast 5 at Smashwords has been updated. The terrible formatting snafu has been corrected.


Gage W. said...

I love your series thus far! The First Light Chronicles was the first book I read on my e-reader and I couldn't stop from there, great marketing strategy; I can't wait for the next installment. I'm a big fan of the tech as much as the storyline, my only wish is that there was some art of the First Light, Samson, and The Triton. Keep up the good work :)

Randolph said...

Thanks for reading! Work on the latest book is going well, I'm hoping everyone enjoys it as much as the previous volumes, for more info check the blog post following this one.

You're not the only one who would love to see a digital version of the First Light. All I have at the moment are some reference photos and a really bad sketch. One concept artist has already made an attempt on paper and gave up. As for the Triton, well, most of the body looks like a Stingray (California Bat Ray, specifically), with its fins or wings in a down swept position.

I've played with Daz3D and Poser a bit, but that's more useful for interiors and characters. Sadly, I haven't had the time to finish a scene worth rendering. There's too much writing to do!

Thanks for stopping in and commenting, I'm sure we'll see concept work here some day!