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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Broadcast 7: Framework - The Half Way Mark

That title is discouraging to some of you, I realize. Let me explain a little.

The first draft took several months, and it got scrapped because it wasn't what I needed it to be. There were a great number of good ideas, and several things were resolved, but it had little density. Besides, first drafts aren't for releasing, they're for finishing and discarding. Why? It's where you make all your terrible plot mistakes, that's why.

I started writing draft 2 and realized that I was writing from the middle of the book, that not enough time had passed for the characters and there was a lot of good stuff left on the floor. I stopped everything, picked up the pieces and started the current draft.

So far, this draft is going to be released. My editor is thrilled, there's incredible density, meaning that every chapter is significant, and the dialog is singing. Things are clicking, and I'm writing as much as I can every day. I've been working on this draft since December and I'm about half way through it. I honestly believe I haven't written better, ever. That's over two million words of writing in my life that don't measure up to what I'm doing right now.

I'm excited.

While I'm working on this, the Spinward Fringe universe is opening to thousands of new readers thanks to Amazon listing Origins for free in the US and the UK. About a thousand copies are being downloaded per day. The launch of the printed version of Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins as well as the opening of the Spacerwares store are impending. There are about eight people patiently waiting for their prizes to land, and it's looking like things will be roughly on time. You'll be getting the first T-Shirts, hot off the presses.

During the next month there will be more news about the store, and some real information about the as-yet-unnamed miniature production studio. I just secured enough moolah to get the basics and if my older PC sells, then I'll be off to a good start.

I hope this update gives everyone a better picture of how things are going. Thank you so much for hanging in there, I'm doing everything I can to make sure it's worth the wait.

RL

[Getting back to work on Broadcast 7 right now...]

11 comments:

Tom said...

I love your work! I've bought and read all the books in the series and await Broadcast 7. Thank you!

bing said...

I can't wait for broadcast 7.. Just finished 6 and it can't come soon enough! Keep up the good work!

Stephenie said...

I ran across Origins for free on Amazon and couldn't put it down. I blasted through Broadcasts 1-6 on my Kindle app and can't wait for 7. It would be great if you had an email notification signup for new book releases. If it takes a while, I might not think to go looking for it.

Anyway, Spinward fringe is a great series!

Josh D said...

I have to say I can't wait for this book to come out. I picked up First light Chronicles on my Kindle snice it was cheap and sounded interesting. Now I have ordered/read all the other books in the past month.

Ward said...

If Broadcast 7 is anywhere near as good as 6 we are all in for a real treat.

RazMage said...

I got the first book from amazon's free offering and ended up buying the entire series a few days later.

I just finished #6 and can't wait for #7. Thank you for the great adventures. Its been a long time since a series has left me on the edge of my seat.

Joel said...

I downloaded 0 thru 6 last week and I'm about 12% into Broadcast 4 - I hope I won't have to wait too long for you to finish Broadcast 7 :-)

CP said...

I'm glad I accidentally stumbled upon Broadcast 0 last summer. It also was perfect timing since I was lamenting on how there are no good sci-fi space stories anymore. I immediately got hooked and read the rest of them. 0 through 5 I got through iTunes. Little did I know iTunes added some sort of DRM to make it only readable on my iPad and not my Sony Reader. I got 6 through this site and it works perfect on both readers. I'm anxiously awaiting the next one. Thanks for keeping us informed of your progress!

Thale said...

As so many others, I stumbled upon the free Broadcast 0, then proceded to purchase the entire series within a few days. I've been reading them all non-stop since, and finished Broadcast 6 last night. My Nook was turning hot in my hands! Eagerly awaiting Broadcast 7, while hoping sombody proofs it better than the others...I'll do it for free!!!

Beth said...

Love the series - I came across the first book by accident and ended up getting the entire series. I just finished book 6 and am eagerly waiting for book 7!

Anonymous said...

Downloaded teh First Light Chronicles for free on my Kindle, burned thru that pretty quick, then downloaded and read 1-6. Cant wait for 7,8,9
Keep going..