Big Stormlight Milestone! + Weekly Update
Hey, Weekly Update time! So, starting off, Stormlight 5 is at, Bing! 50%. That’s right. I hit 225,000 words, which I’m calling 50% on this. Hoping for a final book at around 450,000 words. We will see. But I feel very good at 50%. I warned you last week I thought I would make it, and we did. Skyward Legacy is at, Bing! 25%. So Janci has also hit a milestone there. Both books are going along and moving along, and so hopefully we will have them for you before too much longer.
My deadline right now for this, Peter has asked that I turn in the first draft of the book December 15. So I have built my outline shooting for that. Now, I do have to warn you. There’s a chance I will finish the book, and it won’t be good enough. I never anticipate that. It happens rarely. Usually there are revisions I have to do and I can fix it. But if I don’t hit that deadline, we may have to push the book back. Or if I do hit the deadline and the beta reader feedback makes me think that we’ll need more time, we’ll do that. I don’t anticipate that. I feel very confident in the book right now. It’s going really well. So I’m hopeful that we will be able to hit all of our deadlines, which would be having the book come out for Dragonsteel in the Fall of 2024.
Speaking of Dragonsteel, our convention, Dragonsteel 2023, we have registration opening one week from today at 10:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time. So we just released our badge types and pricing. Check them out at Dragonsteel.com. Maybe set a reminder on your phones. This convention’s a lot of fun. If you haven’t been to it before, it’s quite the blast. We are preparing some really fun things. So that is one week from today at 10:00 AM, registration will open.
Dragonsteel bookstore wants me to mention that it’s your last chance to use the discount code MistbornMay. So we have a discount code going. It expires this month. It does not include leatherbounds. So unfortunately, leatherbounds, we just don’t have very many of them so those aren’t on sale. But you can use the discount code for everything else.
Finally, the Frugal Wizard Book Club. This is on this channel where we have a nice panel of experts talking about the book. We just recorded those. We are now going through and doing editing and things like that. We’re going to publish them at the end of June. So we’re hoping to get most everyone their books by then. We will see. We did get another truck last week. It was a half-sized truck, but we shipped it out. And we are getting another truck tomorrow. So they are regularly coming. The worry that we would get one truck and then no more did not occur, thankfully. The books are going out very regularly. We will expect that they will continue to do so. We can’t, obviously, promise because we don’t have control over that. But we are more and more confident that these are all going to go out before the end of June, which we’re going to try to do. If we miss that, then there might be a few that go out in July. But hopefully everything’s going to go well and you will all have your books before too much longer. So you can prepare for that book club, which will be coming around the end of June.
I will be back next week with another update, so I will see you then.