While I know I can still make the word count goal, I am sure that once I reach it the book will not be complete. That means there will be no way for me to publish this novel on December 21, 2015.
I need time to write a novel that will probably come in at 150,000 words minimum. This is an important book in this story, so I'd also like to slow down a little and take the time to do more planning so the final story is more refined and enjoyable.
Another important factor in all this is editing. The last book went out without a final check because it was rushed out, so there are errors that will be corrected this December or sooner. Thankfully Broadcast 9 is a much loved volume in the series, but it still deserved a little more time. I don't want the same thing to happen with Broadcast 10, so giving myself some more time to do editing is really important. Backtracking, correcting errors in previous books slows work on new books and other projects down.
I'll be honest, I really wanted Broadcast 10 out right before or right after the new Star Wars movie, but rushing things will only result in an inferior work, so that's not going to happen.
So, what kind of delay are we looking at?
I expect to have a very good, longer version of Broadcast 10: Freeground out on January 28, 2016.
The good news is that work on Broadcast 11: Revolution will already be underway by the time Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10: Freeground is out, and both books will be much longer than originally planned. Both books tell the story of our favourite characters in a time of absolute war, and will offer the kind of stories I've been looking forward to telling for years.
I am sorry that things are going to be delayed, but the results will be so much better this way
[Thank you for your continued support, and your patience!]