Lightweaver Ornament Out Now + Weekly Update
Hey! So welcome back to Weekly Updates. We took a week off, and it’s been a busy week for me. I had the holiday here in America, Thanksgiving. But I did get some writing done after that. And so I met my goal, just squeaked by it, for SandoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, of 30,000 words last month, which mostly was on Stormlight 5, which is good. Now I don’t actually have handy where my percentage bar is, so we’re, Bing!, going to put us at 22%. We’re probably a little bit beyond that but I’m going to be really conservative with those numbers because I usually count them at 4,000 words for a percent or 400,000 word book. This book’s going to be longer than that, so it’s probably better if we’re a little conservative with those percentages. I don’t feel like I’m a quarter of the way done with the book yet. So even though the word count might be there, I’m going to put us at 22%. It’s feeling really good. I had some really great writing sessions this last week.
So Alloy of Law and Shadows of Self leatherbound, they came out and the signed edition sold out very, very quickly. I do not have time to do another signed edition for quite a while. As you know, I’ve been focusing on getting signed copies ready for the Words of Radiance leatherbound, which is coming out next year. So if you want a copy of the Alloy of Law and Shadows of Self, they are gorgeous. We do have unsigned editions still available. And there’s not going to be a signed edition for quite some time. So just pointing that out. May want to get those ready for Christmas for people.
We also have a special day coming up this month, Koloss Head-Munching Day, which coincidentally, that famous holiday from Scadrial falls on my birthday, December 19th. We decided that we would do a bonus stream for you guys because I need to sign a whole bunch of Words of Radiance leatherbounds, and I’m not done yet. So we’re going to do a signing basically until I get done and I’m not sure how much that’s going to be but it’s going to be a while. So I’m going to sign a whole bunch of books and I hope you’ll join me on my birthday. I will probably be opening packs of Magic cards to reward myself, and we might have other fun things going on.
We will be releasing this month also the State of the Sanderson, which is my update on all the things that have happened this year. So be looking forward to that. We will probably do a video edition for YouTube for you guys, and there will also be one on my website.
So final thing today. We have the Lightweaver holiday ornament. We do one of these every year for charity. This year our charity is The School Zone at Primary Children’s Hospital. This is a cool charity that we support, which provides materials, reading materials and things like that for kids who are at the hospital who need to continue doing school work for longer stays and things like that, provides books to them and all kinds of fun things. So you can support that by buying one of our holiday ornaments. We want to make you aware there are actually two different colors. This is because the ornament was so popular we put in a second order. We couldn’t get it exactly right, the exact same color, for various supply chain reasons. So we do have both of these available, kind of a lighter red and a deeper red. So when you buy your ornament, which you can find the link in the description, just make sure you’re ordering the one that you want. You can see them kind of next to each other right there. So thank you guys all for supporting our efforts.
And I probably should point out that The Lost Metal is out and it hit the New York Times Bestseller List at number two, which is our highest placement ever for a Mistborn novel. So I’m very excited by that. I wanted to point that out. This time John Grisham did beat us. That’s okay. Last time we beat him. So it’s only fair that we let John, you know, this little newcomer writer, he’s a young, budding author, figure it’s probably okay to let him take the number one spot. Though we did beat him once audiobooks were counted. So there is that. But the New York Times list doesn’t count that. So anyway, thank you, guys. And if you haven’t read The Lost Metal, hey, it’s out.