Lightning Signing Reveal + Weekly Update!
Hey, everybody! Time for our Weekly Update.
Stormlight 5 is at, Bing! 82%. I did get some good writing done while I was in Hawaii, and I think we’re going to be in a smooth sail to the rest of the book. We’re probably actually a little bit more than 82%, to be honest. But I want to be conservative about how far along we are, because this is where we get into the sticky part where I’m not exactly 100% sure when the book will be done. And indeed, I’m supposed to turn in the book before it will be done, because I’m going to do the interludes after the book’s turned in. So it’s going to start getting fuzzy what counts as 100% done. But I’m looking very good for my turning in everything but the interludes by December 15th, which is my first kind of big deadline on the book.
Skyward Legacy is at, Bing! 45%.
So, we are filming here in my lair today. We’re doing The Sunlit Man Book Club, so be looking forward to that. The other three Book Clubs are all up on my channel. So, hopefully, as you read the book, you can go watch the Book Club and enjoy the conversations about the book you just read.
As a reminder, The Sunlit Man is available for purchase on our store. This is Secret Project 4, which we are now using the full title of, rather than the Secret Project title. We also have a bundle of all four secret projects for sale. Those will start shipping as soon as we’ve finished backer fulfillment, which looks like it’s going to be done pretty soon here.
If you missed our announcement last week on social media, we have added some lightning signings to Dragonsteel 2023. You can get the details at Dragonsteel.com under News. But let me explain what these are. We recognize getting books signed by me is part of the fun of coming to a convention. It’s really hard for me to sign everyone’s books. If I sat at went at my normal speed and signed everyone’s books who came to Dragonsteel, it would take me somewhere around 50 hours. So, I would have to sign eight hours a day for, like, an entire week in order to get through all of them. Obviously, just not doable. So we’ve been experimenting at other conventions with what I call a lightning signing, which is everyone lines up, holds out their book, and I just walk down the line signing books as I go, saying hi to everyone. This prevents me from stopping and chatting too much, which is where a lot of that other time comes from, is I can be a little verbose at times. So, we are going to be doing lightning signings at Dragonsteel. We think we can get about half of the people attending a chance to get one of their books signed. So, we’ll be doing drawings. They’ll happen in early November. So make sure you get your badge before the end of the month if you want a chance at one of the lightning signings. Again, we’ll be able to get about half of you. So, theoretically, if you keep coming to Dragonsteel, eventually I’ll be able to sign a book for you.
Also, keep an eye on Dragonsteel’s social media for some sneak peeks on products we’re going to debut at the convention. We have some really fun things coming up.
And the last thing I want to make you aware of is Barnes & Noble is doing a ticketed virtual event for Defiant, Thursday, November 16th, 7 o’clock. So, if you want to be part of that, we have details in the description. That’s 7:00 PM Eastern Time, 5:00 PM Mountain Standard Time.
I will be back next week with a Weekly Update for you, and we are getting closer and closer, about a month out from the convention. So, things will start to get a little haywire around here. See you next week.