MTG Summit this Friday + Weekly Update
Hey! It is time for your Weekly Update.
First off, I have gotten back into Stormlight 5. I actually only got about 2,000 words last week, and so the percentage bar probably hasn’t inched up yet. But I am working on that full time now because it is National Novel Writing Month and I always like to do something for National Novel Writing Month. Last year we did something called SandoWriMo, which I posted my word counts on r/Sanderson. We’re doing that again this year. You can go to r/Sanderson every week and, you know, see what my word count was, and post yours. I should be doing updates regularly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, with some other days thrown in as well, potentially. So stop by. Have a discussion with the other Sanderfans who are doing NaNoWriMo this year.
A few other cool announcements. This is the Origins of The Wheel of Time, written by my friend Michael Livingston. He is a professor at The Citadel, and he is a medieval historian and a historian of Robert Jordan and The Wheel of Time. And so this is a nonfiction book that he wrote about the mythology behind The Wheel of Time, the process of writing The Wheel of Time. He interviewed me for it. He talked to a lot of really cool people about The Wheel of Time. I just wanted to give it a shout-out. He is a great guy and a great writer and deserves your support.
This Friday we have the MTG Summit, which is here locally in Salt Lake City. Magic: The Gathering and various other fun stuff will be going on there. I’ll be showing off my cube. I’ll be there for one day of the convention and will be doing a cube draft with some celebrities. It’s going to be a fun time. So if you enjoy Magic, you can see me there.
But if you don’t enjoy Magic, or if you are planning on it, either way, Dragonsteel 2022 is the following week. So it is one week from today. This is the release launch party for The Lost Metal. And we did open up some more tickets and so there are still a few left for sale. So you should still be able to get tickets even at the door if you show up because we bought more space because enough people wanted to go. This will be a very fun time. But if you don’t want to go to the convention, my ending speech on Tuesday evening, so a week from today, is going to be open to the public, as usual. And so if you are local and you just want to see my reading and speech, we’ll have details about that for you next week. But that is Tuesday evening at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City. So yeah, come see me.
And if not, The Lost Metal, Wax and Wayne 4, releases on November 15th, a week from today. You can go read chapter 16 right now on TOR.com, and r/Mistborn has a nice discussion of each of the chapters that have been very fun to follow along. If you’re posting there, I’ve enjoyed reading your posts. So I’m getting a chuckle out of all the things that you guys are doing over there.
So that’s our update. Next week is the big one. Next week is this year’s big book launch and convention. So I will try to make sure I have a Weekly Update for you. And otherwise, thank you, guys, as always, for supporting me in this weird thing that I love to do.