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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Spinward Fringe Continues and Big Things Are Happening On Patreon

Part 12 of the Spinward Fringe Broadcast 11: Revenge preview is up, and it's starting to feel like the novel is being serialized, when it's really only half-ish of the book. It's not terribly hard to ignore by just avoiding Patreon for a while or to limit (by reading the free stuff only), but it's still wroth a discussion.
This book is still being written, and it's the most difficult Spinward Fringe novel to date, but also the most rewarding. It's taking a LONG TIME compared to my other work, but not long compared to novels of it's type: Particularly the type of novel with three strong, novel length stories within. I don't feel bad for how long it's taking, and I'm thankful to everyone who has stuck around.
The importance of this novel to the series has come up in spades in the chapter available to people who subscribe to my Patreon page. Today they're getting a chance to comment on a chapter before it's finalized and perhaps change the course of the series with their opinions. I expect good things, to be honest, and I'm proud of where the series is going right now, but I want to hear more opinions.
Here's the link to the Index, where everyone who is following the free chapters that are released every Saturday will find Part 12, and subscribers (who get 2 chapters a week), can find Part 17.

Much more to come this month, so stick around, friends!


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Spinward Fringe Broadcast 11: Revenge Preview Continues!

Work on Spinward Fringe Broadcast 11: Revenge continues at a steady pace, and, as I originally intended, it is it's own novel instead of a build up to Broadcast 12. After the first few Broadcasts, I tried to make sure that each Spinward Fringe novel had it's own feel and major event while moving the bigger story forward. There had to be a good reason for each book to exist in the series, they had to present some kind of new situation or idea that moved the greater story forward and helped the characters develop.

It took a while for Spinward Fringe Broadcast 11: Revenge to develop that, but it finally has. I'm having a great time writing this tome and the pace of the writing is only picking up at this point. You can see a great big chunk of it here, through the preview that's titled: Alice's Revenge. There are more than half a dozen free parts, with a dozen parts available for Patreon subscribers.

More and more, it's becoming evident that Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10.5: Carnie's Tale is as important as any other part of the series. Only a few characters develop in that book, but those developments and the backstories that support them are important to the series going forward. I'm happy with the storytelling in that book too, so it's a good thing some of the characters are sticking around. A few other things from Broadcast 10.5 are going to come up later in the series as well, which was always the plan since much of the book was carved from Broadcast 11's rough draft.

While Broadcast 10.5: Carnie's Tale is a great volume on its own, the story didn't get along well with the pacing of Broadcast 11, which is break-neck for the most part, and Alice has to go through a rite of passage that she wouldn't be ready for if it weren't for the events of Broadcast 10.5. So, if you are still wondering where the book following Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10: Freeground is (and according to emails I'm getting, there are a few of you), it's in Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10.5: Carnie's Tale.

If you finished Broadcast 10.5 already, Broadcast 11 is happening now on Patreon, but I understand if you'd rather wait for the finished book. It's on its way, and I'm finally happy with what I have so far, so thank you for your patience!


[Chaos Core hasn't been forgotten either. There's good news coming!]