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Re: Shadows of Self
« Reply #30 on: October 09, 2015, 03:33:37 AM »
don't mind me.  just getting shadows of self signed...

https://instagram.com/p/8mWSY8E7gP/

Ooh.  When is Stormlight 3 coming out?

he said the plan is to be done writing it by april, then, with luck, it'll be out november-ish 2016.  if he misses april, it'll be january 2017.

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Re: Shadows of Self
« Reply #31 on: October 09, 2015, 03:34:17 AM »
don't mind me.  just getting shadows of self signed...

https://instagram.com/p/8mWSY8E7gP/


Yeah, I'm jelly.

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Re: Shadows of Self
« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2015, 03:54:21 AM »
don't mind me.  just getting shadows of self signed...

https://instagram.com/p/8mWSY8E7gP/


Yeah, I'm jelly.

i must say, living in san diego does have its perks.

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Re: Shadows of Self
« Reply #33 on: October 09, 2015, 08:28:21 AM »
i must say, living in san diego does have its perks.
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Re: Shadows of Self
« Reply #34 on: October 09, 2015, 01:08:39 PM »
don't mind me.  just getting shadows of self signed...

https://instagram.com/p/8mWSY8E7gP/


Yeah, I'm jelly.

i must say, living in san diego does have its perks.

Your weather is too perfect, it would get boring after awhile.

So basically with Stormlight we're looking at about 6 months after he is done to publish it which seems very reasonable for a book of that size.  With him I always wonder if in 10-15 years he'll end up burning out/slowing down and won't end up getting to all that he wants and plans to.

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Re: Shadows of Self
« Reply #35 on: October 09, 2015, 04:12:33 PM »
don't mind me.  just getting shadows of self signed...

https://instagram.com/p/8mWSY8E7gP/


Yeah, I'm jelly.

i must say, living in san diego does have its perks.

Your weather is too perfect, it would get boring after awhile.

So basically with Stormlight we're looking at about 6 months after he is done to publish it which seems very reasonable for a book of that size.  With him I always wonder if in 10-15 years he'll end up burning out/slowing down and won't end up getting to all that he wants and plans to.

yeah.  he said for next year, he's doing stormlight 3, reckoners, the last wax and wayne, and a novella (he said probably legion).

i think.  it was something like that, anyway.  he did say something funny about a stormlight book being equal to three of his other books in writing time.  so, i suspect we won't see another stormlight book for a few years.

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Re: Shadows of Self
« Reply #36 on: October 09, 2015, 04:49:34 PM »
don't mind me.  just getting shadows of self signed...

https://instagram.com/p/8mWSY8E7gP/


Yeah, I'm jelly.

i must say, living in san diego does have its perks.

Your weather is too perfect, it would get boring after awhile.

So basically with Stormlight we're looking at about 6 months after he is done to publish it which seems very reasonable for a book of that size.  With him I always wonder if in 10-15 years he'll end up burning out/slowing down and won't end up getting to all that he wants and plans to.

yeah.  he said for next year, he's doing stormlight 3, reckoners, the last wax and wayne, and a novella (he said probably legion).

i think.  it was something like that, anyway.  he did say something funny about a stormlight book being equal to three of his other books in writing time.  so, i suspect we won't see another stormlight book for a few years.
Stormlight is meant to be every two years from what I remember, with a larger gap at the halfway point. That'd be good enough I reckon!  :P
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Re: Shadows of Self
« Reply #37 on: October 09, 2015, 05:12:12 PM »
don't mind me.  just getting shadows of self signed...

https://instagram.com/p/8mWSY8E7gP/


Yeah, I'm jelly.

i must say, living in san diego does have its perks.

Your weather is too perfect, it would get boring after awhile.

So basically with Stormlight we're looking at about 6 months after he is done to publish it which seems very reasonable for a book of that size.  With him I always wonder if in 10-15 years he'll end up burning out/slowing down and won't end up getting to all that he wants and plans to.

yeah.  he said for next year, he's doing stormlight 3, reckoners, the last wax and wayne, and a novella (he said probably legion).

i think.  it was something like that, anyway.  he did say something funny about a stormlight book being equal to three of his other books in writing time.  so, i suspect we won't see another stormlight book for a few years.
Stormlight is meant to be every two years from what I remember, with a larger gap at the halfway point. That'd be good enough I reckon!  :P

Yeah, I went to his Words of Radiance signing and he mentioned a longer break halfway after book 5.

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Re: Shadows of Self
« Reply #38 on: October 11, 2015, 12:49:22 PM »
don't mind me.  just getting shadows of self signed...

https://instagram.com/p/8mWSY8E7gP/


Yeah, I'm jelly.

i must say, living in san diego does have its perks.

Your weather is too perfect, it would get boring after awhile.

So basically with Stormlight we're looking at about 6 months after he is done to publish it which seems very reasonable for a book of that size.  With him I always wonder if in 10-15 years he'll end up burning out/slowing down and won't end up getting to all that he wants and plans to.

I don't think that Sanderson will ever finish his Cosmere books. He will need to write a book each year for the next 35 years or so (he will be 75-80 by then). Eventually he will slow down.

If he finishes all four Mistborn trilogies, and the Stormlight Archive it will be an achievement in itself. There are 15 books there (without counting the first five Misbotn books and the first two Stormlight books). The only way I can see him finishing it, is if he doesn't write other non-Cosmere books.

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Re: Shadows of Self
« Reply #39 on: October 11, 2015, 06:15:22 PM »
I don't think that Sanderson will ever finish his Cosmere books. He will need to write a book each year for the next 35 years or so (he will be 75-80 by then). Eventually he will slow down.

If he finishes all four Mistborn trilogies, and the Stormlight Archive it will be an achievement in itself. There are 15 books there (without counting the first five Misbotn books and the first two Stormlight books). The only way I can see him finishing it, is if he doesn't write other non-Cosmere books.
There's a reason why he's called the Brandonbot, though. ;)
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Re: Shadows of Self
« Reply #40 on: October 12, 2015, 05:41:41 PM »
I'm a third of the way through this now, and I'm really impressed. I thought Alloy of Law was entertaining but fairly shallow, so far this one just feels a lot stronger.

The world feels more alive and vivid, the characters feel more real (especially secondary ones), the plot is more engrossing and better connected to the world. There hasn't even been any of the prose problems that generally trip me up in Sanderson's writing, and the comedy has actually been funny! I think I laughed at Wax and Wayne more times in the last couple of chapters than I did in the whole of AoL, and they've both grown on me a lot already.

At this point I'd say it's on par with my favourite Sanderson book so far (The Emperor's Soul) and could easily top that if it carries on like this.  :o
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Re: Shadows of Self
« Reply #41 on: October 12, 2015, 08:20:41 PM »
I'm a third of the way through this now, and I'm really impressed. I thought Alloy of Law was entertaining but fairly shallow, so far this one just feels a lot stronger.

The world feels more alive and vivid, the characters feel more real (especially secondary ones), the plot is more engrossing and better connected to the world. There hasn't even been any of the prose problems that generally trip me up in Sanderson's writing, and the comedy has actually been funny! I think I laughed at Wax and Wayne more times in the last couple of chapters than I did in the whole of AoL, and they've both grown on me a lot already.

At this point I'd say it's on par with my favourite Sanderson book so far (The Emperor's Soul) and could easily top that if it carries on like this.  :o

Around a third on the way too. I loved the Misbotn trilogy, but didn't like at all The Alloy of Law. This seems a big improvement on that. The characters now have more depth, and the story seems much more interesting. Favorite moment so far:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Sazed/Harmony talking with Wax.

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Re: Shadows of Self
« Reply #42 on: October 12, 2015, 08:53:03 PM »
I'm a third of the way through this now, and I'm really impressed. I thought Alloy of Law was entertaining but fairly shallow, so far this one just feels a lot stronger.

The world feels more alive and vivid, the characters feel more real (especially secondary ones), the plot is more engrossing and better connected to the world. There hasn't even been any of the prose problems that generally trip me up in Sanderson's writing, and the comedy has actually been funny! I think I laughed at Wax and Wayne more times in the last couple of chapters than I did in the whole of AoL, and they've both grown on me a lot already.

At this point I'd say it's on par with my favourite Sanderson book so far (The Emperor's Soul) and could easily top that if it carries on like this.  :o

Around a third on the way too. I loved the Misbotn trilogy, but didn't like at all The Alloy of Law. This seems a big improvement on that. The characters now have more depth, and the story seems much more interesting. Favorite moment so far:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Sazed/Harmony talking with Wax.
Think I might be just before that bit (I've read up to the end of chapter 6), though the same thing happened at some point in AoL so I've been waiting for it to happen again. Have you noticed an improvement in the writing? I swear it's a step up even from Stormlight.


Edit: yeah it was the next scene. Best bit so far for sure!
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Re: Shadows of Self
« Reply #43 on: October 13, 2015, 01:00:50 AM »
I'm a third of the way through this now, and I'm really impressed. I thought Alloy of Law was entertaining but fairly shallow, so far this one just feels a lot stronger.

The world feels more alive and vivid, the characters feel more real (especially secondary ones), the plot is more engrossing and better connected to the world. There hasn't even been any of the prose problems that generally trip me up in Sanderson's writing, and the comedy has actually been funny! I think I laughed at Wax and Wayne more times in the last couple of chapters than I did in the whole of AoL, and they've both grown on me a lot already.

At this point I'd say it's on par with my favourite Sanderson book so far (The Emperor's Soul) and could easily top that if it carries on like this.  :o

Around a third on the way too. I loved the Misbotn trilogy, but didn't like at all The Alloy of Law. This seems a big improvement on that. The characters now have more depth, and the story seems much more interesting. Favorite moment so far:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Sazed/Harmony talking with Wax.
Think I might be just before that bit (I've read up to the end of chapter 6), though the same thing happened at some point in AoL so I've been waiting for it to happen again. Have you noticed an improvement in the writing? I swear it's a step up even from Stormlight.

Now I'm really intrigued.  I've balked at the e-book price so far but do have it on hold at my library.

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Re: Shadows of Self
« Reply #44 on: October 13, 2015, 08:09:10 AM »
I'm a third of the way through this now, and I'm really impressed. I thought Alloy of Law was entertaining but fairly shallow, so far this one just feels a lot stronger.

The world feels more alive and vivid, the characters feel more real (especially secondary ones), the plot is more engrossing and better connected to the world. There hasn't even been any of the prose problems that generally trip me up in Sanderson's writing, and the comedy has actually been funny! I think I laughed at Wax and Wayne more times in the last couple of chapters than I did in the whole of AoL, and they've both grown on me a lot already.

At this point I'd say it's on par with my favourite Sanderson book so far (The Emperor's Soul) and could easily top that if it carries on like this.  :o

Around a third on the way too. I loved the Misbotn trilogy, but didn't like at all The Alloy of Law. This seems a big improvement on that. The characters now have more depth, and the story seems much more interesting. Favorite moment so far:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Sazed/Harmony talking with Wax.
Think I might be just before that bit (I've read up to the end of chapter 6), though the same thing happened at some point in AoL so I've been waiting for it to happen again. Have you noticed an improvement in the writing? I swear it's a step up even from Stormlight.

Now I'm really intrigued.  I've balked at the e-book price so far but do have it on hold at my library.
It's definitely worth it. I doubt it will have the complexity of plot of the Stormlight novels, but in terms of writing quality I think it's noticeably better. Would be interesting to hear if others agree though!
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