Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework marks the end of a 1,150,000 word journey, and I need this to be the best book in the series, the most enjoyable to write, and the most enjoyable to read.
These days I'm inundated by people who don't realize, or refuse to acknowledge that it takes years to write a good novel. The comments section of this blog was assaulted by sixteen people just today.
To them, I say: Suck it up, buttercup. If you're still interested in reading Broadcast 7 when it comes out, fantastic. If not, that's fine with me. I wonder how you'd feel if I sent scathing emails several times a week to your job asking; "ARE YOU FINISHED YET?!?!" Your bitching won't make me write faster.
Every single one of your comments has been junked, you won't see them on this or any of my other blogs.
To the people who have been kind and patient all this time, I owe my gratitude and it's for those people I produce a podcast with the help of a few fantastic friends. I feel sympathy for those folks, as I announce that the book will be late, because they are exactly the kind of reader a writer wants to entertain for life.
I am happy that I released the Expendable Few, which was a result of working on Broadcast 7 - there were stories there that wouldn't fit in that book, so I put them in context and voila, Expendable Few.
Now, to the core of the matter:
I'm not going to make the August 14th, 2012 date, it's just not possible. The story is too big, the novel is large. It is the book that ends the Spinward Fringe series in its current form. There will be other Spinward Fringe novels - Broadcasts 8 and 9 are in development as I write 7, but so much of what I've been writing about for the last 880,000 or so words comes to a close in Broadcast 7. The best update I can give is that I'm writing every day, and I enjoy what I'm doing.
Keep in mind, I want to finish this book too.
It's just taking longer, see the apology above.
I have some of the greatest readers on the planet, and I hope you stick around for the end, it's going to be everything I wanted it to be.
It's official! Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework has been released early thanks to the hard work of editors and the EBook formatter working on the project.
Here are the links so far!
Amazon (US): amzn.to/SXETIQ
Amazon (UK): amzn.to/TaKorj
Amazon (FR): amzn.to/TaKmzD
There's much more info in the podcast: http://crewcastradio.com/2012/11/18/the-spinward-fringe-podcast-framework-release-special/