El nivel de información que aporta Sanderson sobre el estado de su trabajo y sus planes de futuro es acojonante.
Independientemente de que su ritmo de trabajo y entrega es bestial, más de uno y más de dos deberían aprender de cómo gestiona este hombre su relación con sus fans.
Hace un par de días abrió un tema en reddit donde explicaba que finalmente empezaba con el libro cuarto y cuales eran sus planes inmediatos: https://www.reddit.c..._four_update_1/
Remarco este comentario que hizo al poco:
There's a scene in the Incredibles where Mr. Incredible is trapped in his little cubicle of a job, cut off from doing what he loves, and is miserable. That scene shook me hard, because that is where I would be without you guys.
I put everything I had into becoming a writer. I dedicated my life and attention to it--perhaps foolishly, because of the odds. There are certainly other jobs I could have done and enjoyed, but I didn't do the work it would have taken to get one of those jobs--I couldn't have even landed a teaching job (or a spot in an MFA or PHD program) because in grad school, I spent all my time writing my novels instead of doing the legwork of building a C.V.
I was all-in on this. If it hadn't worked, the only thing I'd have been qualified for would have been some entry-level cubical job, likely doing phone sales or something, then returning home each night too mentally exhausted to get much writing done.
I live every day knowing that alternate reality nightmare of a life was a very real possibility. And that many, many writers with great passion and talent end up not having the luck I've had. (Though hopefully they find their ways to something less dark than the future I imagined for myself.)
I realize that you as readers can't just go around picking up books that don't work, then read them just to keep the author away from some terrible (and perhaps unrealistically imagined) fate. You read the Stormlight Archive because you enjoy it, not because of me or my life.
At the same time, perhaps you can see why I feel like I owe a dept to the community here. And why the least I can do is keep you all in the loop.
(Do know, however, that this works for me in part because my process allows me to be so up-front about where I am in a book's life. Another author not doing this doesn't indicate they don't appreciate their readers--they just have a process that works differently than mine, and which makes it more difficult to gauge the progress of their books.)