I just finished sending all my eligible patrons both the standard and the extended edition of SpaceHighway: The Awakened.
This special version is labeled as “beta” and exclusive for my patrons. All eligible patrons will receive a copy again when the ebook goes public.

Why do I do it this way?

Mainly because I did not have the time to finish the editing of the whole ebook to the detail I wanted to. I want to publish an edited ebook, not just how I published each chapter, as manuscripts.

Then, when will the final book be published?

Sadly, I cannot guarantee any publication date anymore. I am so badly behind schedule that I will not risk it again to set a strict deadline. However, I hope I’m able to do so over the next two months.

What meanwhile? Are you just publishing updates and revisions?

To the latter question: No.
Next weekend, I start publishing the second arc of SpaceHighway: The Queen and the King of the Space Highways for patrons, and two weeks later, for everyone.
Meanwhile, I will continue on publishing revisions of SpaceHighway: The Awakened until I have edited the remaining chapters.
Meaning, the publishing calendar goes back to normal.

  • Week 1: Chapter for patrons.
  • Week 2: Extra for patrons.
  • Week 3: Free chapter.
  • Week 4: Revision of past chapters.

And the publishing cycle repeats.
Until I finish editing the remaining chapters of SpaceHighway: The Awakened, I will try to publish more than one revision per weekend, hopefully, more than two.

What’s the reason for yet another delay?

The reasons are, sadly, still the same…
My work and my family members’ health.

Related to my work, at least I’m able to share a teaser on what we’re working: https://vimeo.com/340943755
As I have mentioned at some point, I work as a compositing artist in an animation studio. I do half of the composting and most of the technical stuff in this ambitious piece of animation. The schedule is tight, and the work concentration-intensive. Usually, I’m burnt out after over 7 hours of composting per day. Even my studies are suffering from this. I will, most likely, unable to finish my end-of-degree essay this year because of it…
The short film should be completed in two to three weeks, and work will be lighter from there on. Still, much work will be left, but not so intensive anymore.
When this happens, I will have more free time and dedicate some hours more per week to SpaceHighway.

Related to my family’s health, things are looking brighter but still requires me to visit my parents often until I find a place where I will have a spare room for them.
This means I will, in the near future, have a brief break for moving into a new flat.

My own health…
Fortunately, I don’t suffer from any illness beyond a dire lack of exercising and the sedentary work. But I’m nearly burnt out and in pressing need for an extended vacation.

 

I hope you understand my frustration for not being able to deliver my precious work to you in timely manners, but it is, sadly, beyond me. I only have so much time and energy to invest.
I cannot stress how thankful I am to my patrons and readers who follow and support my own “adventure” as a writer.

Thanks again,
Siggy Simon Jr.

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