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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10: Freeground Delayed Until March 14, 2016

Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10: Freeground will not be ready by the deadline, which is February 5, 2016 - that's the date I have to hit with this draft so work can be done to prepare it for release on February 28. This book has been held back by timing, and by the need to develop stories worthy of the title.
Broadcast 10: Freeground is exactly like a two part conclusion to a series of television. We know the show is coming back next season, but that two hour season finale has to be big, it has to tie so many things together, and we have to see the best and worst sides of the characters we love and hate.
Broadcast 10 is also the beginning of something new, a fresh journey for Alice as she forges a new future.
The most challenging and complicated novels, the ones that have held up the Spinward Fringe series, have taken the longest to write, and Broadcast 10 is no different. I've said it before: this is a longer book than I expected, with more twists and turns than anyone will expect. This truly is like writing two novels, so I need more time. The idea of cutting the novel in half and releasing it in two parts has come up, and I don't think it suits this work.
I haven't been on social media much in January because I have been taking time to figure out many big questions about Broadcast 10, often taking time to clear my head while reaching for better ideas than I already had. I like where the story is going, but there is a better way to tell the tale, and now I've found it. Now I'm ready to write the second half of this book, but it is going to take time.
On March 14, 2016, Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10: Freeground will be available everywhere quality Ebooks are sold, and in print through Amazon. I feel defeated as I adjust that date for the third and final time, but this book especially deserves my best attention and effort. Writing a novel that follows after an eleven book epic is not easy, especially when the focus is on telling a better story with each one.

I promise an epic in Broadcast 10, and understand if you're disappointed or even outraged at a further delay. It will be worth the wait.

Until then, look for more preview chapters and other information here. 



Violet Iverson said...

Well Randy I would rather you delay and have a good book to put out rather than put out a book of lessor quality. We are here for you and we will wait. Thanks for being who you are and holding back to make it the best.

Mitchell Tuckness said...

No rage here, good things take time!

Unknown said...

Take your time Cap, art canna be rushed, and describing how you paint a picture in the imagination of us readers, is definitely art. Look forward to reading the finished work!

vicki cadieux said...

The wait is fine. We will wait till you feel it is ready. Remember, you are the Captain. The ship only goes on your command!

Anonymous said...

Love the series does this mean broadcast 10 is delayed till march 14th no rush but is there a sooner possibility? Keep up the good work.

Midwest Latino said...

Better to wait for a worthy book and continue to enjoy the journey you are taking us on than to put out a book that you don't think is ready and have some of the crew bail on you. Looking forward to it and with it coming at the end of winter, that just makes it that much better.

Unknown said...

Aft waiting years for other authors to publish a book in a series i follow, waiting another month is nothing. I would wait until it came out in any event as this series is in my top 5 for scifi series and top 10 overall. You have done a masterful job with the quality of story telling, so do what you need to do and i fully suspect your fans will be there first in line to get it when it comes out!

wil2space said...

Waiting for a better story is more than worth the wait. Specially with this series.

Glen Dickinson said...

I'm enjoying the ride, take your time

Thyroidlady said...

Randolph, don't be so hard on yourself, creativity is tough when it's all work and no play. You need a life to go along with that writing. Your fans can wait, myself included. I am looking forward to reading the next one though, so get in help for people to do the mundane stuff like taking out the garbage/rubbish. A longer book will be a treat to look forward to. Best wishes for a smooth transition from brain to computer. I hope your muse attends you with dulcet tones and fragrant dreams. Marianna said...

Ive been waiting for each book since I read Origins. As much as I want you to hurry and get it done, I'm not willing to sacrifice the story so I can read it quicker. Keep plugging away, and I can't wait for this new epic adventure to be available. Thank you for hundreds of cumulative hours of enjoyable reading.

Scavenger Steve said...

Take the time you need to write the story you want. Good luck!

Larry Newman said...

Well worth the wait!

Anonymous said...

Well, everyone else has said all that I wanted to except, the waiting you speak of is far less than other authors (GRRM) and for better reasons so keep up the great work(s) and your audience will be ready whenoever you say it's ready.