Stormlight 5 Milestone + Weekly Update
Hey! Brandon here with your Weekly Update. So, bit of a slower week this week, a shorter update. That’s because things are winding down a little bit for the holidays. But I still have some fun things for you.
First one is Stormlight 5. We are at, Bing!, 25%. This represents 100,000 words. Now let me say that is a fake 25%. I pretend that each Stormlight book is going to be 400,000 words, which means 4,000 words equals 1%, which means 100,000 words equals 25%. I think I did that math right. I’m an English major. Don’t sue me. But regardless, they actually are generally longer. Right? The first one was around 400,000 words and they’ve gotten progressively longer. The last one was 460,000 words. So it’s really 4,600 words equals 1%, which means that 25% is kind of cheating. Which means that likely we’ll eventually either have to go over 100% to finish the book or we’ll have to slow down on these percents. But you know where I am. I’m roughly a fourth of the way done, which is really exciting. In fact, I will consider myself an official fourth of the way done when I finish the current sequence that I’m on, and I’ll give an update on my social media when I’ve done that. I want to turn it into my team and then do the next sequence. And you’ll know we are at about one-fourth when that happens. So it’s going really well. I had a really great week writing this week. I’m super happy to be writing Stormlight again and I’m enjoying myself. So that’s good.
Next week, we will have a big post for you. It’s the State of the Sanderson. This is where I go over everything that I’ve been doing this last year and kind of give you updates on a lot of different things and just oftentimes rant or ramble on things that I’m very interested in. We will be doing a YouTube version of this as well where I’m, you know, in here talking to you for a while about the various things that I’m working on. So keep your eyes out for that. It’ll go live on BrandonSanderson.com, and then eventually here on YouTube, probably soon thereafter. So keep your eyes out for that.
Last thing is we have been doing some giveaways. So watch my social media. Just we’re doing a countdown to the State of the Sanderson, and coincidentally, the important holiday, Koloss Head-Munching Day, which happens every year on my birthday by complete coincidence. Either way, thank you guys so much for checking in on me, and I will be back next week with another update.