Archive through November 19, 2005

Janny Wurts Chat Area: Arc 3: Alliance of Light: Stormed Fortress: Status: Archive through November 19, 2005
   By Neil on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 06:57 am: Edit Post

Playing pirate songs with the tysan clans...

I guess he's had more fun than we think...the suffering tends to get centre stage...

Lysaer on the other hand seems to have had very little fun...except politics...I had never given it any thought before...

   By ssserpent on Monday, November 14, 2005 - 11:33 am: Edit Post

I'd like to see Arithon kill and feel good afterwards, or at least relieved. I know it would be totally out of character...but I just think some people he met deserved to see the other side of Fate's Wheel...

I think conniving for Arithon is fun...

Setting up the priests in TK was fun...

It may have been hard but I think he had a bit of fun while in Kewar with Davien...

   By Janny Wurts on Monday, November 14, 2005 - 03:23 pm: Edit Post

Ah, a nice triplicate set up scene - and - into some tight and fast paced notes....wheee!!

And, And, AND - it's official, the halfway point...I've broken past 450 manuscript pages.

(and on schedule plotwize for that page count, too!)

Howzat for an exuberant update?

   By Blue on Monday, November 14, 2005 - 03:40 pm: Edit Post


All we need is an animated gif of you doing a happy dance...

Or, do some line drawings of Arithon doing a happy dance, and bribe the Gryphon to animate it for us!

Arithon doing a happy dance - now THAT is something we have never seen him do! ;)

   By Mark Timmony on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 08:26 pm: Edit Post

That's fantastic Janny! :-)

   By Maurice Peter Vialle on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 12:33 am: Edit Post

That means a whole year till finished.
Another till published.
Another year before it reaches Australia.

And then less than a week to read.

Not to mention the years of abuse at home for the numerous rereads.

Write faster woman.

   By Stefan Urlus on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 12:46 am: Edit Post

Excellent news Janny, and don't listen to Maurice, no matter how tongue in cheek. As a fellow aussie, I don't mind a bit of suspense (even a year I can deal with) before the actual read .... plus the more time taken, the better the end result eh?

   By Janny Wurts on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 10:37 am: Edit Post

No, it means, finished easily in time for the contracted finish date, June 06.

No FIRM discussion has happened on pub date, yet. Loose conversation only, and it won't be that far out! I have to FINISH the draft before I can project turn in time....and I still hope to turn in sooner.

So - if not fantastic, at least not doom/gloom! :-)

AAAAnd - you'll have a peep shot into the Atheran Universe well before then! (see other stories topic, The Sundering Star thread.)

   By winter on Thursday, November 17, 2005 - 02:10 pm: Edit Post

Janny, does it ever bother you that you put months and months of time, effort and energy to create a wonderful books only to have people ingest it in mere days and immediately demand another one?

I was thinking about this when I finished George RR Martin's A Feast for Crows. It took him YEARS to get it done, and yet a week after it landed in my hands all I can think about is when the next next book (since the next book doesn't continue the treads in the current one) comes out.

   By Nathan on Thursday, November 17, 2005 - 03:41 pm: Edit Post

Stormed Fortress on my wish list for Christmas 2006 then!

Roll on Christmas 06! (Here's hoping anyway).

And dito to 'winter', good question.

   By Janny Wurts on Thursday, November 17, 2005 - 09:14 pm: Edit Post

winter - You asked -- simply, I do the story - then it's your fun now. What a reader will do, they'll do. They decide how and if they're entertained. If they zap through that fast, they didn't come up for air - well, I figure I just did my job. :-)

   By Maurice Peter Vialle on Thursday, November 17, 2005 - 10:32 pm: Edit Post

Vindicated by author, Maurice registers on forum!

Without coming up for air almost tells it like it was.

After months of moodily perusing bookshops, PG was devoured between sleeps. (Yes in one day!)

Then years of moodily perusing bookshops...

TK appeared miraculously a week before an interstate conference. Perfect airport reading!

Yeah, right.
Actually, perfect airport rereading.

No matter how fast you write, I'll guarantee to reread faster.

   By Trys on Friday, November 18, 2005 - 05:01 am: Edit Post

Welcome to the board Maurice. If you're looking for something to read between your Wurts fixes, try looking through the book nook on this board. There are many recommendations there. :-)


   By Janny Wurts on Friday, November 18, 2005 - 11:48 am: Edit Post

Hi Maurice - welcome here!

   By Róisín on Friday, November 18, 2005 - 01:08 pm: Edit Post

Curious - does anyone ever read Janny s-l-o-w-l-y?

I confess that I just cannot do that, but know that the indigestion will be alleviated by repeated gradually slower reading over several years. *grin*

   By winter on Friday, November 18, 2005 - 01:17 pm: Edit Post

There should be some posts in the book nook about finished series if you want to avoid being left hanging.
The bookstore I go to offers great recommendations but it specialises in Sci Fi & Fantasy. Looking around that store is always a voyage of discouvery. I found out just the other day that the author Michelle West actually works there.

   By winter on Friday, November 18, 2005 - 01:28 pm: Edit Post

Roisin, I read all books at great speed the first time around. Especially the latest book in an ongoing series. I'm in the midst of re-reading as slow as I can to avoid missing things. The only problem is all my WoLaS books are hardcovers and not every easy to tote around on the streetcar and bus. My friends all laugh at me for carrying around "bricks."

Thanks for the answer Janny. I realised I forgot to say something in my last post.

   By Auna on Friday, November 18, 2005 - 01:38 pm: Edit Post

I'm a very fast reader normally, however I do read Janny's works very slowly. For one thing, I don't skip any word, for another, I try to visualize the scene, and finally, I will reread a section if it doesn't make sense and ponder it until it does (or I finally give up).

I don't feel you can rush this story and get the full enjoyment out of it, no matter how alluring the ending is.

   By Trys on Friday, November 18, 2005 - 03:00 pm: Edit Post


I started a re-read of CotM for the purpose making some notes along the way and found that I got caught up in the story and was forgetting to take notes. <grin>


   By Róisín on Saturday, November 19, 2005 - 11:30 am: Edit Post


*grin* Sounds like something I would do...