WannabeWorldhopper

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It's funny. As soon as I finished SA, I wanted nothing more than for Branderson to write the fourth one. Then I read Mistborn, and I can't wait for Wax and Wayne #4. THEN I read Skyward, and I want Branderson to full speed ahead on that. I really should make up my mind.:)

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That's the thing about Sanderson. He literally does all of them at once.

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On 3/7/2019 at 7:31 PM, WannabeWorldhopper said:

Wayne # 3

You mean 4. right?

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I kind of want him to just drop everything and just finish SA and then go in order one at a time.

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On 3/9/2019 at 1:39 PM, WannabeWorldhopper said:

Yeah. I just want all of them!

Yeah, It’s a struggle. On one end you want him to finish writing one book, and on the other you know the reason it’s taking so long is because he’s writing other books that you like.^_^

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2 hours ago, Karger said:

I kind of want him to just drop everything and just finish SA and then go in order one at a time.

You'd get pushback from all the people who wish he'd do that exact thing, just replace Stormlight with Mistborn, Elantris, Rithmatist or any other series as the one to do first. :D Not to mention, pushback from Brandon himself. Here's just one example out of many where he's discussed why he bounces from project to project instead of sticking with one:

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Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

What's my biggest challenge in writing books?

There's a couple. One of the big ones I have nowadays is not repeating myself. It's a much bigger danger if you write in a lot of different series, like I do. Like, if you just write in one series, the tone and themes of that series are very similar, it's okay book-to-book, because that's what you want for a book. But if you're jumping a lot, and then every series starts to feel like it has the same tone and theme, then you start to repeat yourself. And so, the longer I go as a writer, that's one of the big challenges.

The other kind of big challenge is making sure that I'm juggling my main projects, like Stormlight and Mistborn, and the side projects that I want to do. The way my writing psychology works is, if I spend too long on one thing, I get burned out. But because of that, it's very easy for me to, instead of working on one good series that's gonna make my name, it'd be easy for me to write fifteen smaller books that all just go completely wacky directions. So I want a balance between that. I want things like The Stormlight Archive, and I want things like the novellas that I do.

Idaho Falls signing (July 21, 2018)

 

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21 hours ago, Karger said:

I kind of want him to just drop everything and just finish SA and then go in order one at a time.

Same, I've resigned myself to the possibility that I'll never read all 10. Both he and I need to stick around another 20 years (at least!) and that's a long time.  It's kind of dark to bring mortality into it, but those are huge books that take a long time to write. It will take him into his late 60s at least to finish the Cosmere books he's said he wants to do.

I can't be upset with him at all. He gives us new books every year and is exceedingly open and honest about his progress. I've told myself as long as I get to see the first 5 Stormlight I'll be happy.  

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