Monday, August 16, 2010

A Cool Update from Patrick Rothfuss

Patrick Rothfuss-- you know, the guy who wrote that book everyone really liked called The Name of the Wind and has been working on its sequel ever since-- has just written a great new blog post about his revision process. In fact, he even revises the letter the fan sent him asking about it. Funny stuff, and very revealing.

My favorite part, however, is when he says The Wise Man's Fear is about 4,000 words shorter than The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. And that book (which is almost out, and my most fanboyish side is already drooling in anticipation) is almost 400,000 words long. So when we finally get out hands on The Wise Man's Fear, it's going to be really well edited, and really, REALLY long.

I can't wait till March 1, 2011.

On a side note, I've gotten some interesting and rather negative comments on my posts over Love Never Dies, and I see that this is more controversial than I had even originally thought. Then don't worry; the Act II post is coming soon.

The Writer


Melissa (My words and pages) said...

That is one massive book! I am very excited for both Way of Kings and Patrick's sequal.

I am wondering if this second book is going to finish up the story line. I am hoping so. :)

The Writer said...

I'm afraid it's a trilogy, but the third book shouldn't take so long to come out. After all in the time since The Name of the Wind was released, Rothfuss has become sort of famous, done two massive charity events, seen a parent die, and become a father himself. Book 3 (tentatively titled The Doors of Stone, I think) probably won't have that many changes sprung at him during the writing period.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

I had thought I got that feeling or read it somewhere, that there would be another book. Well, I hope the third one doesn't take as long too. Patrick has a great writing style and I would like to read more of it. :)