Are you going to write all three books [of The Apocalypse Guard] at once or space them out a year or so each?
I'm going to try doing them straight, with a random novella separating them to give myself a break. I feel that Mistborn turned out very well from having had entire series perspective--and want to see if I can replicate that writing experience.
Man, does that mean no more Rithmatist in the near future? :(
We'll see. Rithmatist is a Tor project, and I need to do some Random House books for them. I'll get back to Tor books next year.
Yeah - I figured it was about having something for both publishers, since Tor has had the fair share of your writing time recently.
Well, I'll read anything you write, so it matters little. I guess we can wait a few more years for the Rithmatist and the conclusion of Wax and Wayne. :)
Current Plan (though these things get shaken up) is as follows:
Do the Apocalypse Guard Trilogy this year, moving into next year, with a novella between each book to take a break. That could take me up to roughly a year.
Do W&W 4, Rithmatist 2, and the final Legion story over the next year. That will wrap up W&W and Legion, maybe Rithmatist, depending if I want two or three books.
With my slate clean, I dive into Stormlight 4, write something bizarre and unplanned in-between, then go right into Stormlight 5 rounding out the first Stormlight sequence.
But, as I said, these plans tend to shift a lot as I work on different books.
Any word on what these novellas will be? Are they cosmere? Reckonersverse or greater universe of Apocalypse Guard? Something else entirely?
The way my process works, I'll probably need to see what I'm excited most about when I write them--something that gives me a break from what I'm writing. I've got outlines for a couple of novellas I want to do, but I can't say which I'd end up doing.
Cool. Does your "The Apocalypse Guard 1st draft" progress indicator refer to the entire trilogy or just the first book?
I'm being ambitious, and trying to use the progress bar for the entire trilogy right now--since I plan to write it straight through.