A new novel is approaching. :)
Whilst I wait for news on an official sequel to my official Elite book, progress on my current work continues...
In fact, I've just finished the first draft... Read more
Elite: Reclamation - The Audiobook
It’s been a long time in the making, but after my writing, Allen Stroud’s music and Toby Longworth’s remarkable voice acting, Chris Jarvis of the Radio Theatre Workshop has been... Read more
Yes, I am totally guilty of misusing the word 'Final' ;)
A report on the Elite: Dangerous Premiere, with thanks to Rob Fisher for the use of his excellent photos.
Thoughts on the Elite: Dangerous Offline announcement
I was asked by a number of you what I thought about this. Here's my answer.
Elite: Reclamation - Another pesky final update.
With the Premiere almost upon us and the game due to launch I have news on the audio version of Elite: Reclamation... and ask...
Is the game ready for... Read more
Elite: Reclamation - The final 'final' update. ;)
I mailed out all the international pledge rewards today, so that really is the end of this Kickstarter for Elite: Reclamation. Thank you everyone who supported me throughout what... Read more
Elite: Reclamation, Update 108 - The Final Update, Kickstarter is Complete!
Here it is, the final Elite: Reclamation Kickstarter update.
The blog will continue, but this will be the last update from Kickstarter. If you would like to continue to... Read more
Elite: Reclamation, Update 107 (The Penultimate Update!)
This is the last but one update on the Elite: Reclamation Kickstarter, the final one will announce the availability of the last pledge awards, hopefully sometime later this month.... Read more
Elite: Reclamation, Update 105 - Questions
And here's the first. When will these KS updates stop updating?
I plan to stop at the end of August when the final pledge rewards are issued. That will... Read more
The day I met David Braben
It's not really an update, but I thought you all might enjoy this. They say never meet your heroes... ;)
Elite: Reclamation, Update 103 - A Sequel?
Lots of people have asked whether there will be a sequel to Elite: Reclamation.
Right now, this is what I can tell you.
Comments on the blog as always.
Elite: Reclamation - Update 102 - Reviews are in!
So, the book is being read and the first batch of reviews are back. What did folks think?
Thanks to all of you who have contributed reviews - they... Read more
Elite: Reclamation, Backers - I need your help!
I'd really appreciate your help with this one. You've had the book for a while and I hope you've enjoyed it.
As you know Amazon is by far the... Read more
Elite: Reclamation, Update 100 !
Here with my 100th update. We're almost done with the Kickstarter itself now. ER is out in the wild... so what else is there?
And just a quick addendum!
Just updated my site to reflect the fact that ER is now in the wild. Many thanks for all your support throughout folks. Enjoy the book.
Elite: Reclamation, Update 96 - Ebooks inbound!
You should be in receipt of Elite Reclamation by now. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for all your support during this project and apologies for the slight delay... Read more
Short delay - apologies!
We're having a few distribution problems with the ebooks, nothing we can't sort, but we need to triple check everything to ensure it's sound.
We're working as fast as... Read more
Elite: Reclamation, Update 95 - Ready to publish!
A quick update on the new cover and how backers can get their hands on a copy of Elite: Reclamation. Tomorrow it is, folks!
There's also information about general availability... Read more
Elite: Reclamation, Update 94
With Elite: Reclamation being made available to Kickstarter and Paypal backers from this Friday (30th of May), Drew provides one last video update...
Right on, Commanders!
Elite: Reclamation, Update 93
The cover for Elite: Reclamation is revealed. The last pieces are falling into place!
Elite: Reclamation, Update 90
Two updates in one day? Yes, indeed. With some news I think you'll all be very excited about.
We have a release date for the Kickstarter backers' ebook copies of... Read more
Elite: Reclamation, Update 89
At last I'm able to announce the arrival of the first of the pledge awards. Details on the blog as always.
Elite: Reclamation Update 88
So, this project was supposed to deliver in March 2014. Er, Drew, it's April. So, well, not to put to fine a point on it... where's my stuff?... Read more
Elite: Reclamation Update 87
A new writer's interview, a new teaser, a revamped website. All the pieces are being positioned for the arrival of Elite:Reclamation
Comments on the blog as always.
Elite Reclamation - Update 86
Today's update. With Elite Reclamation approved by both Frontier and my publisher, the audiobook in post-production... What happens next? Dare we utter the 's' word?
Comments as always on the... Read more
Elite : Reclamation - Update 85
That's it... I think we're finished!
Comments on the blog as always.
Elite Reclamation - Update 83
Hi folks. Back again with a progress update on the audiobook version of Elite:Reclamation...
Comments on the blog as always.
Elite : Reclamation Update 83
A milestone passed folks! Elite : Reclamation is approved!
Elite Reclamation - Update 82
Happy new year...
A major milestone today folks, a major milestone indeed.
Comments as always on the blog.
Elite Reclamation - Update 81 - Merry Christmas
Just a quick update to wish you all a very merry Christmas and thank you for all your support throughout the year. Much of the hard work is done... Read more
Elite Reclamation - Update 80 (The Alpha!)
You'll have seen lots of the Alpha footage coming out. I've had a go myself. What does it mean for Elite:Reclamation?
It means I've got a lot of work to... Read more
Elite Reclamation - Update 79
79 updates... and a poignant moment. This time last year (tomorrow in fact) my Kickstarter was about smash through its target. A year to the day since the point at which... Read more
Elite Reclamation - Update 78
Believe it or not, it's been a rather busy week. Catch up with all the latest news as we find out about the Alpha PC spec, the Starmap and rumours... Read more
Elite - Reclamation, Update 77
Citizens and Patrons, Commanders and Slaves.
Senator Drew has issued a mandate. It is a time of great galactic crisis and your assistance is sought...
Elite Reclamation - Update 75
It's been a year since I started this Kickstarter. Today I look back at that process... the process of Kickstarting a Kickstarter... and how Elite:Reclamation came to be.
Cheers,... Read more
Elite Reclamation - Update 74
Apt that this update comes to you from Kickstarter. All... a new trailer and a big announcement.
Elite Reclamation - Update 73
With the Alpha looming, Drew turns his attention to the PC needed to play the game...
Elite Reclamation Update 72
I'm back, and it's a busy time, but I've got problems. My spaceship has been infested with Trumbles!
Elite Reclamation, Update 71
So what happens next? Well, oddly enough it starts to get busier. Lots of activity this week around the project. What's been going on...?
It's all here.
Comments on... Read more
Elite Reclamation, Update 70
Things continue to move apace, and a lots has happened since my last update (apologies for missing one last week - work eh?... pah!).
How is the novel progressing? What's holding... Read more
Elite Reclamation, Update 69
Time for video and it's a whopper - available as a podcast too.
I talk about finishing the first draft, answer some questions from you fine folks, reveal the competition... Read more
Elite Reclamation, Update 68
In a hastily updated update (!) I review the recently released battle footage from Frontier and talk about publishing and promotion...
My own video is a bit delayed I'm afraid,... Read more
Elite Reclamation Update 67
Probably the most important milestone short of the main event, the first draft of Elite Reclamation is finished. 111,814 words at present count.
What's next? How I do take that... Read more
Elite Reclamation, Update 66
A chunky update this week as we close in on the end of the first draft. It's time to consider the legends and mythos of Elite... and there's a bit... Read more
Elite Reclamation Update 64
Well, here it is folks. www.drewwagar.com is live! This is your new home for Elite Reclamation updates, and you can find out about my other work here too.
Looking forward to... Read more
Elite Reclamation Update 63
Early today, but you'll see why. The exhaust port is dead ahead. Stay on target, stay on target...
Elite Reclamation, Update 62
In this weeks update I talk about progress to date, how writing a book in the Elite universe differs from writing a stand alone novel and hint at some exciting... Read more
Elite Reclamation, Update 61
Progress is picking up pace. Rather surprised myself this week by pulling more than a week ahead of schedule.
This weeks muse?
Sci-fi as a genre has the freedom to explore... Read more
Elite Reclamation, Update 60
Our sixtieth update and we're about 50% of the way through this entire project. 8 Months since the Kickstarter and 8 months until the end of March, when hopefully we... Read more
Elite Reclamation, Update 59
Another week, another update. We're nearing the end of the beginning...
Elite Reclamation, Update 57
This week I report back from the LaveCon convention. Lave Radio, Frontier and the Fans unite to celebrate all things 'Elite'.
The usual progress updates too.
Elite Reclamation, Update 56
I'm dicing with death on this one. In today's update I take a long hard look at the sequels to Elite - Frontier Elite 2 (FE2) and Frontier First Encounters (FFE) and... Read more
Elite - Reclamation : Update 55
Today's update. Usual progress report, a set back or two, and a bit of an announcement...
Elite - Reclamation : Update 54
Today's update is all about points of view, it all depends on your perspective...
Elite - Reclamation : Update 53
Back again with this week's update. As well as the usual progress update I'm glad to be able to say we're now 'officially' official, so there are some graphic updates... Read more
Elite Reclamation Update 52
A potentially controversial topic this week. Women in Sci-Fi. Have I done it justice? I'd love to hear from my female fans on this, in particular. Comments on the blog... Read more
Elite Reclamation Update 51
Today, it's a video update. Enjoy, Commanders!
Elite : Reclamation - Update 50
Our 50th update! And we're approaching the half-way mark of the first draft.
This week's update is discusses what makes Elite unique from every other sci-fi genre out there. What... Read more
Elite : Reclamation - Update 49
This weeks update. A bit of a tough week this one. Sometimes the words keep on coming, sometimes they don't.
All the ups and downs of writing a book as... Read more
Elite Reclamation Update 48
In today's update we're back to the mechanics of the book and making sure it is of high quality. To ensure E:R is a final product worthy of your funding... Read more
Elite Reclamation - Update 47
Today's update is all about warfare, scanners, windows and holograms. Excellent progress thus far too, well ahead of schedule. Comments on the website as per normal. :)
Elite Reclamation Update 46
Today's update focusses on hyperspace. You'll be doing a lot of this in the game, and it's a big part of the fiction too.
Some of the stuff coming out... Read more
Elite Reclamation Update 45
This week's update folks, where I talk about content ratings for the game and the books. Would be very interested in your thoughts on this one. Comments on the blog... Read more
Elite Reclamation Update 44
Here's this week's update. As promised, a publisher's take on the Elite novel writing business.
See you next week.
Elite Reclamation Update 43
This week's update includes space battles, which witch is which and the important subject of cussing in the Elite : Dangerous universe. Your contributions are required! :)
Also included is... Read more
Elite:Reclamation update 42
Today's updates is all about the politics and progress thus far. All looking very encouraging; I've finished chapter two. There's another pledger interview and, as promised, a tour of the... Read more
Elite:Reclamation update 41
A bumper update today; good news on the progress side of things, an insight into one aspect of the creative process, the first of a series of pledger interviews... Read more
Just a quick addendum...
Many of you will have heard my interview with Chris Forrester on 'Lave Radio'. If not, it's here.
Many thanks to Chris and all at Lave Radio for the... Read more
Elite : Reclamation - Update Twenty Seven
This Kickstarter is over! We raised £7,043 (yes 7!). An utterly stonking result. My huge thanks to all of you for doing this on my behalf. I will do... Read more
Elite : Reclamation - Update Twenty Six
Just four hours left! I'll be around later to nurse this across the line and answer any last minute questions.
In the meantime, how about popping across to the... Read more
Elite : Reclamation - Update Twenty Five
Here are the final hours of my KS. Impossible to fail now and we have the awesome news that E:D is now funded and charging onwards towards its own... Read more
Elite : Reclamation - Update Twenty Four
You don't need me to tell you that the Elite:Dangerous Kickstarter blasted through its goal at around 7.30 this evening (GMT). Fabulous news.
I was never really in much doubt... Read more
Elite : Reclamation - Update Twenty Three
This is it, the last video update! As I write this, a mere 36 hours remain. E:D itself now looks like a dead cert too, so it's all exciting... Read more
Elite : Reclamation - Update Twenty Two
Now down to a mere 48+ hours to go. Some bits and pieces for you.
I've made a decision on the POD books 'at cost' pricing. I... Read more
Elite : Reclamation - Update Twenty One
My penultimate video update. I thought I'd introduce you to some of the influences that have shaped me as a writer over the years and give you a little... Read more
Elite : Reclamation - Update Twenty
Another quick update. One of my eagle-eyed readers spotted that my intention to donate profits of sales of this book may violate Kickstarter terms and conditions.
Here's what the... Read more
Elite : Reclamation - Update Nineteen
Just a very quick update as I've had a minor brainwave. :)
I had been calling my 'scene' - a group of stars - the 'Trapezium'. Astronomy buffs out there... Read more
Elite : Reclamation - Update Eighteen
£6,000! Our second stretch goals takes a tumble! :)
Did I really believe this was possible a month ago when we started? To be frank, at the start I thought... Read more
Elite : Reclamation - Update Seventeen
We're closing on target, Commanders!
Just two weeks to go and it will all be over, no - not Christmas - this whole Kickstarter thing!
As usually I've got some... Read more
Elite : Reclamation - Update Sixteen
Just a quick update. Matthew B pointed out that my stretch goals were inconsistant - we appeared to be back-pedalling to a lack of professional editing and publishing after... Read more
Elite : Reclamation - Update Fifteen
Our first stretch goal achieved!
Huge thanks to all who have pledged and continue to back this project. Achieving this first goal means we can engage with a professional... Read more
Elite : Reclamation - Update Fourteen
Just a quick one today. I've remixed the 'Trailer' with the new footage from the E:D combat video to give it a big more zing. It's live on the... Read more
Elite : Reclamation - Update Twelve
To Celebrate passing £5,000 pledged (£5,074 infact!), may I present the trailer for 'Elite : Reclamation'. (Minor spoilers...)
Elite : Reclamation - Update Eleven
I was interviewed about Elite:Reclamation by 'HookedGamers' magazine. It's online here!
Elite : Reclamation - Update Ten
Just a quick update today.
I've been working on the plot and have some elements together. I've also been working on the character of the main antagonist. In a... Read more
Elite : Reclamation - Update Nine
Another update? Yup, lots to tell you about. Thanks for the continuing support.
Folks, Given that we’re now looking at stretch goals (Woohoo!) I thought I’d show you how important... Read more
Elite : Reclamation - Update Eight
Something to be starting the week with. My interview with PCGamesN magazine has just gone live.
More news to follow - I've been working on plot details. :)
http://www.pcgamesn.com/article/kickstarting-kickstarter-author-drew-wagar-raising-money-pay-write-next-elite-novel... Read more
Elite : Reclamation - Update Seven
Once again, enormous thanks for supporting me in reaching this goal. It still hardly seems believable, but it's there and it's done. I've sent a message to David Braben... Read more
Elite : Reclamation - Update Six
WE'VE DONE IT!
£4,515 @ 13:39 GMT 30 - 11 - 2012 !
Kudos to all involved. Will be making the pledge momentarily... Hope you've been enjoying the ride today.... Read more
Elite : Reclamation - Update Five
This is it folks!
At some point in the next few days it would seem we'll make it across the line. For those of you not able to read all... Read more
Elite : Reclamation - Update Four
First things first... wow, just wow. We've passed £3,000! That's 2/3rds of the way to the target in under a week, we've still got 37 days to go. This... Read more
Elite : Reclamation - Update Two
Just a quick update today.
Big news is that we managed to get past the magic £2,000 mark. This is a big milestone! £2,250 is the next one -... Read more
Elite : Reclamation - Update One
First can I just say a huge thanks to all those who have already pledged. The response to this project has been overwhelming so far. I’m genuinely delighted by... Read more