Video Update: Answers, competitions and interviews

Posted by on Sep 20, 2013 in Progress Report

Video Update: Answers, competitions and interviews

Hi folks,

A short snippet. Whilst the first draft is complete I’m reworking one of the end scenes to give it a bit more pizazz. Why? There are some loose ends that need tidying up. Word count is now past 120k and the ending will be stronger. I expect to have that done in the next couple of weeks.

Today is a video update (also available as a podcast – suggest you do a ‘right click’ and ‘save as’). I talk about finishing the first draft, answer some questions from you fine folks, reveal the competition winner, interview my wife and kids about what this Elite thing means to them and take out a contract on Psykokow. It’s all here.

(Intro graphics from Oolite this time. This is v1.77 with some funky addons) –

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  1. Hi Drew,
    Thanks for answering my question. Answers were more or less how I expected you to react so that’s good. I guess we’re getting to know you. Also thanks for the insight into your wonderful family.

    Pronunciation of my name was quite allright considering that you misspelled Wittenberg as WittenbUrg. No worries, happens to a lot of people.

    Congrats with nother great update!

    Jurriaan (aka: Voyager_NL)

    • Thanks Jurriaan, but blast. I thought I’d checked that carefully!

  2. Good grief. Do you guys think we have nothing else to do but watch videos and listen to podcasts? With this and John’s (which you participate in) that’s a couple of hours I will never get back …

    • Just wait until the publicity drive really starts… 😉

  3. Great video post. Lovely to see and hear your family and their thoughts on things. I will have to do something similar with my family! Not sure my girls would be quite as supportive!

    • My wife is very understanding, she puts up with a lot so I can do my writing. My two boys are computer game and space mad, so Elite Dangerous is right up their hyperspace express way!

  4. Hello Drew,

    Just letting you know I am still here watching your impressive progress.

    Thank you for the “fireside chat”, I have always enjoyed your video presentations. Good to see your family appreciate your efforts and give you lots of support. That must help when the work is not going as well as it should.

    I think you will find there are quite a few fifty and even sixty year olds getting excited about Elite:Dangerous. Glad to hear the audio presentation has been confirmed. My eyesight isn’t what it used to be so I tend to rely more and more on audiobooks.

    Good luck with the work on the drafts. 🙂

    • Audiobook is very much in the planning, Victor. I hope you enjoyed the prologue!

      • I did indeed Drew. You struck me as a natural for the role of audiobook reader. Very well written and read. 🙂

  5. Thanks for the name drop Drew! You’re doing amazing work.

    Check you email over the next couple of days, I have some news for you and John…

    #heehee #teasers #love’em


  6. Thanks Drew! A question answered, a reading, and a book – fantastic!

  7. Hi Drew,

    Good to hear you’re pulling out all the stops on an awesome ending. Wishing you some seriously effective butt-kicking boots for editing.

    Enjoyed the video – your sons are great fun. 🙂

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