Secret Project 2 Out This Weekend! + Weekly Update
Hey! Brandon here with your Weekly Update. So let’s get some percentages out of the way.
Stormlight Archive is at Bing! 35%. Things are going along very well, so I am inching that up. Do understand we’ll probably have another giant leap forward when I get to 300,000 words when I know that I’m done with this current plot cycle. That’s where I’ll mark it at 66%. So I might be a little further ahead than that percentage indicates. I might be a little further behind. But that’s where we are right now. Good progress this week.
Skyward Flight from Janci is Bing! 12%. We get three bings today, so hmm! She’s working away on the first book of that follow-up to the Skyward series.
And another percent for you. We are still sending out Tress. We got another giant—I mean these are huge trucks full of books. And we are receiving these trucks regularly. I heaved a sigh of relief when this one came because back in January when we got the first book we were told the next shipment was coming very soon, and then delay, and then delay, and then delay. So when the second truck came in March, I’m like, “Is this going to be just one more truck and then delay, delay? They’d promised us they were coming, but they’ve promised us before. This time, another truck came right after. And there’s another one. They sent us the tracking. We can actually follow the trucks—it’s kind of cool with the GPS—that is on its way.
So they really are coming. And the team has been shipping. And they wanted me to put, Bing! (64%) They are fervently trying to get these all out before the TOR edition goes live in early April. We’re hoping we’ll be able to do that. Because we thought we had lots of time by making sure TOR couldn’t put out their edition until April with ours coming out in January. But you all know how the shipping delays have gone. So at least it’s now happening and our delays should shrink, if there are any, for future books. We’ve been moving lots of things behind the scenes to try to make sure that this doesn’t continue to happen. So I’ll keep you up to date on these Weekly Updates.
Speaking of these, Secret Project 2 comes out this weekend. Digital files are ready. We have recorded the audiobook. We have prepared the eBook. We are going to push them to BackerKit accounts this Friday at midnight Mountain Daylight Time. So you will have your second book. And then I’ll keep you updated on when the print copies of this one come. Again, we’re hoping to have minimal delays for this one but it’s hard to make promises because, you know, we are at the mercy of what people tell us, and sometimes what they tell us is a little aspirational to what actually happens.
One other thing. Mistborn, the eBook, we have a promo this week for $1.99. So hey, share that with your friends if you are interested in sharing the book around. It’s very cheap this week. I always encourage these discounts because, honestly, I think the more people that read the better.
One other thing. This one’s a little bit different because it’s a little more expensive than the $1.99. I’m going to be involved in a writing course with my Spanish publisher, which Penguin Random House in Spain. This will be in Spanish, so it’s not for most of you. But I did want to announce it. It’s a 10-week course starting in April. It will be using kind of my writing lectures as a basis. I will be stopping in for Q&A’s, I think, what is it, twice, during the time. I am not teaching the course. They are teaching it using other instructors like Dan Wells and Mary Robinette Kowal, plus many more, to have a kind of writing course built around using my lectures as curriculum, and I will be involved. Like I said, it’s in Spanish. It’s a little expensive. It’s $399 Euros. Currently, the way that I work, I consider all of my writing education to be for charity. I worry sometimes about the way that someone who gets famous in one field ends up charging people for that same dream, and I don’t want to go there. So the money coming to me from this will all be donated to charity. They are, I hope, going to do a very good job with it. Like I said, it’s a little expensive. That’s not to say that someday I might not do a master class or something like that is actually for profit. I have thought about it. But currently, my tone is, if I’m going to sell dreams, I want to sell the dreams in my books, the stories in my books. And if you want to be a writer, I also want to help you chase that dream, but I don’t want to sell it to
you, if that makes sense. So my part of this will go to a good cause. The Spanish publisher is very good and they are trying very hard to make this worth people’s time. So I hope it is valuable for those of you who are willing to do this in Spanish. My part won’t be in Spanish but most of it will be.
So anyway, thank you all. I will be back next week with more to say.