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Tweets December 19-21, 2011


laylaa04 Mon Dec 19
@BrandSanderson wah my birthday is the same days as yours…I feel special:D I wish you a happy birthday and much succes with your writing

BrandSanderson Mon Dec 19
@laylaa04 Happy birthday to you too, then!

BrandSanderson Mon Dec 19
Hm… I haven’t given any good #AMoL teases today, have I? Well, right now, one of the Forsaken is wearing the image of another Forsaken.

lanternwick Mon Dec 19
@BrandSanderson What like this? pic

BrandSanderson Mon Dec 19
@lanternwick Lol

HardcorePooka Mon Dec 19
@BrandSanderson And i was hoping you would say one of the Forsaken was wearing another’s pants.

BrandSanderson Mon Dec 19
@HardcorePooka Well, that too, of course.

BrandSanderson Mon Dec 19
The Mistborn Adventure Game from @Crafty_Games has been released. Also, updates on the blog. link

BrandSanderson Mon Dec 19
Here’s where we stand: Four more scenes in this section, and then all that remains is to write a little Rand and Mat I’ve been saving. #AMOL

drunself Mon Dec 19
@BrandSanderson Did you just give a spoiler? This seriously made me over think what happened to Perrin! #wot #AMOL

BrandSanderson Mon Dec 19
@drunself No, I’ve said before that I finished Perrin first, all the way through.

BrandSanderson Mon Dec 19
After that, I put in RJ’s ending. And then we’re done. I think I’ll be done by Jan 1st for sure. Maybe by the end of this week. #AMoL.

BrandSanderson Mon Dec 19
3k words written today on #AMoL. Think it’s time for another birthday Magic pack, this one from Andrew P. Rare: link

BrandSanderson Mon Dec 19
With that, I’m off for a little family time. Thank you all again for the birthday wishes. Keep watch. I’ll post when #AMoL is done.

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 20
Macmillan has a contest to give away a complete set of Wheel of Time audiobooks. (US residents only.) link

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 20
Still hard at work on #AMoL. Today’s scenes involve lots of loud noises.

pyper134 Tue Dec 20
@BrandSanderson; Just curious, have you read the end scenes that RJ wrote? or are you waiting till you get there?

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 20
@pyper134 I read them as soon as I got them. I needed to use them as a target ‘goal’ for the book.

Becca_Lovatt Tue Dec 20
@BrandSanderson Have you been using people’s names for characters? Haven’t seen any posts/updates with that in a long time.

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 20
@Becca_Lovatt I’ve been putting in placeholders, and will be drawing out names over the next few months to replace them.

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 20
Now, on to a scene that finally, at long last, fulfills something Min saw long ago… #AMoL.

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 20
I’ve finished all characters except Rand and Mat. (Note, I’m not writing in order; other characters have already-written scenes after this.)

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 20
Now, I have to finish Mat’s climax, write a few more Rand scenes, then add in RJ’s ending material. Then we’re done. Very close now. #AMoL.

Darkenmal Tue Dec 20
@BrandSanderson What are your thoughts on ending the WoT series that Robert Jordan started so long ago? :)

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 20
@Darkenmal Solemnity.

Simonsteric Tue Dec 20
@BrandSanderson are you headed over to the UK any time soon squire? Alas details of your signing whereabouts eluded me upon thine blog!

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 20
@Simonsteric If you drop me an email and let us know where you live, my assistant will email you next time I’m in your area.

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 20
@Simonsteric Next time in the UK probably will be for the second Stormlight book release, a year+ away.

Southpaw2014 Tue Dec 20
@BrandSanderson will there be any “calm” moments in AMoL or is it mostly all pure action?

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 20
@Southpaw2014 There are a few. Not as many as other books. Still, there are a few.

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 20
After a few hours with the family, am back at work on #AMoL. It’s slightly possible that I’ll
finish it sometime during the night.

dragonmount Tue Dec 20
@BrandSanderson Would that make tonight #Amol Eve? –Jenn L

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 20
@dragonmount Ha. Yes, I guess it would.

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 20
You can follow along, if you wish. I have twenty small points on my outline left to hit. Maybe 10k words or so. I’ll tweet as I pass them.

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 20
First scene out of twenty finished. (Note that I’m using ‘scene’ here liberally to mean a point on the plot outline.) #AMoL

keebler980 Tue Dec 20
@BrandSanderson can you tell us who has the last chapter?

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 20
@keebler980 Afraid that would spoil too much.

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 20
Note that as I approach an ending, my writing speed goes up, as I get momentum. 10k tonight is not impossible. (Though most days I do 2-3)

brentweeks Tue Dec 20
@BrandSanderson Good luck!

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 20
@brentweeks Thanks!

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 20
Two out of twenty scenes done. Eighteen left, and #AMoL will be finished.

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 20
Three out of twenty of the remaining scenes in #AMoL have been finished. (If you’re just now seeing this, check back to my last few posts.)

Rocky4228 Tue Dec 20
@BrandSanderson How long was it after the first two books were finished until they were published?

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 20
@Rocky4228 For the first one, about a year. For the next, about six months. This will probably be closer to the first than the second.

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 20
Scene four was slightly shorter than the others. 4 out of 20 finished so far tonight.

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 20
Scene #5 finished. 25% through the ending of #AMoL. Feeling good about these scenes. All is going very well.

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
Some of you have asked if I got the Magic cards you sent me off of my Amazon wishlist. I did! I’m waiting to open them until I’m done w/AMOL

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
A few of these scenes are pretty emotional ones for me. It’s been a long, long road. I started reading the WoT twenty-one years ago. #AMoL

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
Just finished scene #6 out of the 20 remaining in #AMoL.

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
Scene seven is done. Thirteen more to go. This one…this one was tough to write. #AMoL.

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
I’ve apparently inspired a drinking game w/this on both twitter and facebook. I’d join in, but: 1) Mormon. 2) BUSY WRITING END OF WOT. :)

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
Scene #8 is a tricky one. I know how it has to go, I just need to do it carefully. Getting close to having it right. #AMOL.

kevin_corlett Wed Dec 21
@BrandSanderson Speaking of, you ever speculated about the Mormon/Awesome Storyteller correlation? I mean you, OSC, et al…

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
@kevin_corlett Lots of people speculate. I think there are a lot of factors that are part of it.

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
@kevin_corlett Part is that BYU (almost by accident) has had a sf/f writing class for the last 30 years or so, often taught by professionals

kevin_corlett Wed Dec 21
@BrandSanderson More than a coincidence, methinks. Sort of thing I’d love to speculate wildly about with you, but you’ve got a book to write

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
@kevin_corlett Yeah. There’s something going on. Some think it’s a mix of the focus on literacy in the LDS community w/pioneer work ethic :)

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
@kevin_corlett But you’re right. Now isn’t exactly the time for that…

kevin_corlett Wed Dec 21
@kevin_corlett @BrandSanderson Coming from an Evangelical background, I think worldview factors in. something about dogma and ‘seriousness’

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
@kevin_corlett Yeah. You might have something there.

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
Scene #8 is finished. This is going well. I often build momentum like this during a powerful book ending, and this one is very powerful.

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
We shall see. We’ve still got three or four hours before I’d normally turn in for bed. If I start to get sleepy, I’ll call it for the night

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
No sense in pushing on if the quality starts to flag. Knowing myself, though, I’ll be too excited to be tired for a while yet. Onward! #AMoL

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vivalaye0 Wed Dec 21
@BrandSanderson Cannot wait, but I agree. Is it really going to take a year to edit and publish?

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
@vivalaye0 I’ve done a dozen drafts each of the previous two books. That kind of thing takes a little bit of time…

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
I just did something to Mat that I’ve been gleefully waiting to do for three years. #AMoL

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
I have finished scene #9 out of 20 I need to write before #AMoL is done.

localpcguy Wed Dec 21
@BrandSanderson Glad to hear things are ending well! I can’t wait to read it. Think I have time for a full re-read before AMOL?

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
@localpcguy Depends on how quickly you read. :)

asdobkin Wed Dec 21
Best of luck to @BrandSanderson as I turn in for the night. I’m giddy for #AMOL

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
@asdobkin Hopefully, you will wake to find the book finished.

nsvanaas Wed Dec 21
@BrandSanderson Considering the ending of Alloy of Law is as it is, is there ever a possibility of it getting a sequel?

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
@nsvanaas Yes, there is a possibility of a sequel.

ChristinaBWho Wed Dec 21
@BrandSanderson It’s almost 3:30am here and I SHOULD be in bed, but I feel like I need 2 stay up and cheer you on & also to witness THE END!

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
@ChristinaBWho Ha. Well, there are still hours left to go, I suspect. I started at…what, 9:00 here? I’m to 1/2 and it’s almost 2:00?

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
Don’t stress the thing I did to Mat too much. It’s a little (and fun) thing I’ve wanted to see him do for a long time. #AMoL

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
For those asking, it’s almost 2:00 am here. The night is still young.

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
Just finished Scene #10. Halfway there!

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
Still going. Scene #11 is done. #AMOL

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
Reporting in with Scene #12, finished. 8 more scenes to go. #AMoL.

Kevsational Wed Dec 21
@BrandSanderson great :) how many words is an average scene? Your word rate is depressing me!

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
@Kevsational It really depends. Some scenes are five or six thousand words. Often, at the end of books, I’m jumping viewpoints quickly.

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
@Kevsational Those scenes are often a thousand or even five hundred words long.

Jamesbirtles Wed Dec 21
@BrandSanderson Are These Short Scenes Or Are They Partially Finished? Your Burning Through Them.

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
@Jamesbirtles Short scenes. Together, they will probably be about 10k words. (So the length of a long chapter.)

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
Scene #13 was a short one. Finished. Seven more to go.

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
By the way, with RJ’s ending, we just passed up Fires of Heaven in length, meaning this is the third longest WoT book. (After Books 4&6.)

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
I don’t expect it to go longer than those. After editing, I’m pretty sure we’ll settle at 350-360k words. (About 10% longer than TofM.)

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
Brace yourselves. I just finished the last Mat Cauthon scene that, in all likelihood, will ever be written. #AMoL.

keebler980 Wed Dec 21
@BrandSanderson General writing question: after the editor edits, is it typical for an author to add/rewrite, or only the editor?

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
@keebler980 Only the author rewrites or adds. Never the editor. (In most cases.)

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
The fourteenth scene was Mat’s, and now I’ve finished the fifteenth scene. Five more to go, and #AMoL is done.

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
Just finished scene #16. Four more to go. Guess I’m not stopping tonight, eh? #AMoL.

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
Scene #17 is finished. It was a tad on the longer side for the ones I’m doing here, as are the last three. 5:00 am here.

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
I keep flashing back to times I’ve read the WoT books through my life. Looking back, you could call Rand/Mat/Perrin my oldest friends. #AMOL

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
I’ve been listening to Pandora as I
do this, but am wondering if I should pick a specific song to listen to as I finish. Suggestions?

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
Scene #18 is done. Two more to go.

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
Scene #19 is done. Deep breath. I’m beginning the last scene I will write in the Wheel of Time, then will add RJ’s ending. #AMoL.

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
My choice for a song to play as I write the last few paragraphs here: listen

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
Ladies and gentlemen, A Memory of Light–the final book in The Wheel of Time–has been finished.

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
Now I’ll open a metric gigaton of Magic cards that have been sent to me by fans, sleep for a day, and rest until next week.Then: revisions!

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
As for when the book will come out, Tor should do an announcement soon. Revisions will take a good six months. So fall, I expect.

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
Another common question: How many revisions will I do? The last two took about a dozen. (On non-WoT books, I do about seven or eight.)

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
Also, it’s going to be tough to give direct replies to questions right now, what with like 1000 people tweeting/facebooking at me. :)

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
But lots of people are asking about outriggers/prequels. The answer is still the same. We’d rather not risk exploiting RJ’s legacy. (more)

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
It is a step I don’t think we want to take. Better to stop while we’re ahead. I’m sorry, but they probably won’t ever happen.

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
And now, yes, I will go to sleep. 7am here. That’s 10 hours of solid writing after a full day of solid writing, so I’m beat.

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
Thank you all for the good wishes. May you find water and shade.

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 21
Ah. Good morning, all. (Yes, it’s five in the afternoon here.) Checking email, and…INBOX EXPLOSION. I guess I was expecting it. :)