Stormlight 4 Update #7, Rough Draft Done!


After Brandon's marathon writing session at the end of 2019, where he wrote 19k words in a single day, Brandon has confirmed via a reddit update that the first draft of Stormlight 4 is complete. Although Brandon still has four other drafts to do between now and July 1st, this marks a major milestone in the writing of this book. While Venli is the focus character for this book and has many viewpoints, it will be more of an ensemble than the previous Stormlight books. 

Brandon is also hoping to write a novella over the next few months during the beta read and has said that it would be potentially focused on Rysn, Aimia, and the Sleepless. Because of this, he has yet to write the Rysn interlude for the fourth book, though we can expect to get one. 

The Rock story that Brandon has previously said needed to be done before Stormlight 4, has seemingly gotten pushed back, as thematically his story did not fit with the rest of the book. If it’s not a novella between books four and five, however, we are likely to see it fit into the final book of the series. 

While November 17th is still a ways off, the progress being made on Rhythms of War is both real and exciting to see. 
 

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On 17th Shard, all our news is totally on time, and not at all late. (Thank you Grace for writing this!!)

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Thanks to all of you guys at 17th Shard for keeping us Sanderson fans updated on the recent happenings.

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Venli as a lead should be interesting, and I love the idea of an ensemble feel from the book. However that does make me a tad worried that we won't have as much time with the Singers as I feel like we should. This could change, though if we have viewpoints from both Venli and Rlain. 

 

As for timing...well, I'm super excited about the Rysn novella, as she's one of my favorite characters in Stormlight. And it's for the best that Sanderson is writing only one novella. But with that and Skyward 3, I'm afraid he won't have time for Wax and Wayne 4 this year. I'm sure the book can bleed into next year and still be fine (it's about 1/3 the size of Stormlight, if that), so it's not all bad. But still...

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EddyJ

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The progress bar on his website now reads 90% for Draft 2.0!

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75->90
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