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Time for that very annoying question that many of us have posted 10 September 2004 in Author Q & ATime for that very annoying question that many of us have by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

You can blame this on me glancing at Martin's website yet once again: <!-- s:twisted: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_twisted.gif" alt=":twisted:" title="Twisted Evil" /><!-- s:twisted: -->

How close are you to completing TTT, in terms of drafts and/or fragments? Or is this one of those dealbreaker questions that will automatically lead to me getting smacked silly for being impertinent? <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P -->

Or how about a vague "I'll announce it when it's complete, or well before Martin announces his next book is complete" type response? <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) -->

It's Friday, give me a break or something <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P --> view post


Time for that very annoying question that many of us have posted 10 September 2004 in Author Q &amp; ATime for that very annoying question that many of us have by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

I have been dreading this question, though not for the reason you might expect.

Writing-wise, I've have quite alot completed. Just how much is impossible for me to say since I don't write in a linear, chapter by chapter fashion. I write more like the way mold grows on bread. The thing's looking pretty moldy. No pulse yet, though...

What I've been dreading is 'fessing up to the discussions I've been having with Penguin. My editor wants to push TTT to their fall list, for a number of reasons, all of them sound. They don't want to 'crash' the production schedule the way they did for TWP, which they'd likely have to do to make the spring list with TTT. The biggest disadvantage, it turns out, has to do with giving reviewers enough lead time to review the book. As it stands with TWP, the reviews are trickling in one at a time. Also with a small list like Penguin Canada's, mucking around with the release date can really impact their bottomline.

Another reason, and my agent's with them on this, is that 'they don't want me to go insane,' which I very nearly did with TWP. I actually have no problem with that happening, but then I haven't felt 'normal' since I read Hegel's Phenomenology.

The last reason is that they're very excited about the entire series 'breaking out' and perhaps even gaining some mainstream attention. They want to do things right.

I haven't heard anything official yet - so this is all hypothetical. I'll likely find out the actual release date from Mithfanion several days after you all... <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: --> view post


Time for that very annoying question that many of us have posted 10 September 2004 in Author Q &amp; ATime for that very annoying question that many of us have by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Ya know, that makes excellent sense for it to be published in Fall 2005 for a few reasons:

1) More time for the paperback/HB cycle to develop in the US for TDTCB and TWP

2) More edit time, just in case

3) Just so you can have some sanity left <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) -->

Thanks for not killing me over that question, but at least it was me and not someone demanding a synopsis ASAP, right? <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) --> As for the Hegel bit...you're on your own - a few pages was enough for me back in my undergrad days <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P --> view post


Time for that very annoying question that many of us have posted 11 September 2004 in Author Q &amp; ATime for that very annoying question that many of us have by Mithfânion, Didact

It might be sensible for the publisher to send some ARC's to some of the major SF sites on the net that do many book reviews, often on a monthly basis. I haven't seen too much of that yet, which is either because these major sites haven't been getting an ARC or because they didn't botther to mention their review (which, let's face it, is highly unlikely).

sites like sfsite.com, alienonline.net, emcit.com, sfrevu.com, computerscrowsnest.co.uk, locus magazine, infinityplus.co.uk,greenmanreview.com,scifi.com.

These sites are read by a lot of genre fans and positive reviews from these sites would garner some major promotion.

If the book is going to be released in Fall anyway than that extra time might as well be used as efficiently as possible. After all, if you're going to be writing such awesome stuff anyway then why not make as money off it as you can <!-- s8) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cool.gif" alt="8)" title="Cool" /><!-- s8) --> view post


Time for that very annoying question that many of us have posted 11 September 2004 in Author Q &amp; ATime for that very annoying question that many of us have by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Those sites already do receive ARCs, as do others like Cheryl Morgan's Emerald City (which just won a Hugo for Best Fanzine) and a few others of a blog/review nature. It's just surprising that more of the major SFF sites that revolve around messageboards don't receive more ARCs. Needless to say, I'm working on changing that, because I certainly review the books I've been sent (all two of them, including one from Scott) and I know wotmania is one of the largest fantasy-type websites in terms of page views (at around 25-30K daily). But the publishers don't tend to think along those lines, I've noticed.

And I do agree that the extra time might be a boon more than anything else. What's 4-5 months if it means more quality editing and more demand? <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> view post


Time for that very annoying question that many of us have posted 11 September 2004 in Author Q &amp; ATime for that very annoying question that many of us have by Mithfânion, Didact

Those sites already do receive ARCs, as do others like Cheryl Morgan's Emerald City (which just won a Hugo for Best Fanzine) and a few others of a blog/review nature

If that is true than it is very strange that many of them haven't even deigned to post a review. Often/Usually when they get one they do at least that, even if they dislike it. I trust you're absolutely sure they've all received one?

It's just surprising that more of the major SFF sites that revolve around messageboards don't receive more ARCs

What sites are you thinking of then?

As for the delay; as a fan I am of course hoping it will be released as originally planned but if that April date should prove to be impossible then a few more months would hardly be disastrous. view post


Time for that very annoying question that many of us have posted 30 October 2004 in Author Q &amp; ATime for that very annoying question that many of us have by Mithfânion, Didact

I see Amazon has listed TTT as an April 22nd release. It's a very recent addition. Any thoughts on that Scott? Could it be accurate? view post


Time for that very annoying question that many of us have posted 31 October 2004 in Author Q &amp; ATime for that very annoying question that many of us have by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

I noticed that too, though they originally had 'When Sorcerers Sing' as the title! Classic left hand/right hand situation. <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: --> view post


Time for that very annoying question that many of us have posted 31 October 2004 in Author Q &amp; ATime for that very annoying question that many of us have by Mithfânion, Didact

Well presumably they'd get that info from the publisher (though you'd have to say that with Amazon you never know).

Do you think an April release is still likely? view post


Time for that very annoying question that many of us have posted 31 October 2004 in Author Q &amp; ATime for that very annoying question that many of us have by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

The release is scheduled for next October. My guess is that whoever it is at Penguin who gives new book information to Amazon has the old info. view post


Time for that very annoying question that many of us have posted 18 March 2005 in Author Q &amp; ATime for that very annoying question that many of us have by Mithfânion, Didact

Hi Scott,

Completion of the first draft is near, any thoughts on book length? TWP size (600 pages) , as you projected earlier, with about 2/3 of the book as actual story and 1/3 as appendices? view post


Time for that very annoying question that many of us have posted 18 March 2005 in Author Q &amp; ATime for that very annoying question that many of us have by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

It looks like it'll weigh in exactly as I projected. Overall, about as long as TDTCB, but with 150 pages or so of appendices. Though I wish things would move along a little faster, I'm very happy with how they're shaping up. So much so that I'm now officially convinced that I am sick, demented, madman. <!-- s:twisted: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_twisted.gif" alt=":twisted:" title="Twisted Evil" /><!-- s:twisted: -->

This story really has a life of its own. It's downright creepy at times. view post


Time for that very annoying question that many of us have posted 18 March 2005 in Author Q &amp; ATime for that very annoying question that many of us have by gyrehead, Candidate

Quote: &quot;Cu'jara Cinmoi&quot;:1irop2no
It looks like it'll weigh in exactly as I projected. Overall, about as long as TDTCB, but with 150 pages or so of appendices. Though I wish things would move along a little faster, I'm very happy with how they're shaping up. So much so that I'm now officially convinced that I am sick, demented, madman. :twisted:

This story really has a life of its own. It's downright creepy at times.[/quote:1irop2no]

Feel free to call me stupid, but I am not sure what you are saying Scott. Is TTT the same length as TDTCB in terms of novel material and then there are 150 pages of appendices? Or are you saying that TTT will match TDTCB (thereabouts) including the 150 pages of appendices. Sorry for being dense! view post


Time for that very annoying question that many of us have posted 21 March 2005 in Author Q &amp; ATime for that very annoying question that many of us have by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Not a stupid question at all, GH. My original answer was totally ambiguous. The actual story is about 150 pages shorter than TDTCB. TWP quite literally brings the narrative to the doorstep of Shimeh.

Which is not to say that plenty doesn't happen! It's actually quite analogous to The Return of the King in a sense. view post


Time for that very annoying question that many of us have posted 21 March 2005 in Author Q &amp; ATime for that very annoying question that many of us have by Entropic_existence, Moderator

*cackles* excellent, I can't wait! view post


Time for that very annoying question that many of us have posted 25 March 2005 in Author Q &amp; ATime for that very annoying question that many of us have by Atanvarno, Peralogue

Quote: &quot;Cu'jara Cinmoi&quot;:3n4sxzjt
Which is not to say that plenty doesn't happen! It's actually quite analogous to The Return of the King in a sense.[/quote:3n4sxzjt]And it's even got a line of kings returning... after a fashion. A very worrying fashion. <!-- s:? --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_confused.gif" alt=":?" title="Confused" /><!-- s:? --> view post


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