Archive through May 27, 2016

Janny Wurts Chat Area: Arc 4: Sword of the Canon: Destiny's Conflict: Status Updates: Archive through May 27, 2016
   By DarthJazy on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - 03:00 pm: Edit Post

I saw the word "of a" woohoo love the pic :P


   By Annette on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - 05:30 pm: Edit Post

I saw a lot more than just "the back of a horse", but apart from a couple of new names and the date, the glimpse really gave nothing away. :-)

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   By Janny Wurts on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 04:34 pm: Edit Post

Status Update: I am into Chapter 8 set; precisely 415 pages left to go of the hard mark ups. That puts me 155 pages beyond the midpoint of the draft manuscript.


   By Dina on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 06:07 pm: Edit Post

Hang in there Janny! I'll distract the iyats for you so you can work in peace.


   By Annette on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 11:05 pm: Edit Post

Thanks for the update Janny. Sounds like you might have it ready before taking a break for Norwescon.


   By Ben Crofts on Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 04:59 pm: Edit Post

Quick post of thanks to Janny for taking the time to post these updates.

Seems such a small thing but it makes a huge difference.


   By Clansman on Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 05:35 pm: Edit Post

Funny thing. I expressed my desire for a hardback to Harper Collins, and they told me that the book wasn't available until October 2018. They didn't bother answering my question, but they did tell me that.

Needless to say, I didn't believe them. Obviously just a date they are using as a place holder.

Thanks for the updates, Janny.


   By Janny Wurts on Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 06:05 pm: Edit Post

I have 340 pages of hard mark ups to go.

I have said and SAID - NO date for publication is ever firm until the book is into production. And, on that matter, I have no say. When the manuscript is turned in, there will be a clearer picture, and a real dialogue with the editor can begin.

Needless to say, I'm working as fast as I can. This book has SO MUCH in it...and a lot of stuff that just pushes the envelope on what words were designed to achieve.


   By Annette on Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 04:10 pm: Edit Post

We know you are working away there Janny, we just wish the publisher was a bit more enthusiastic, about a hardback version of Destiny's Conflict.
We will have to wait and see what they have to say after you hand the final draft in and we get the real publishing date.


   By Janny Wurts on Monday, March 07, 2016 - 08:08 pm: Edit Post

675 pages marked up, 290 to go.

I would not make assumptions on the hardback, either, until we get the book into actual production.


   By Annette on Tuesday, March 08, 2016 - 04:24 am: Edit Post

Thanks for the update Janny, sounds like you are almost up to chapter set 10. :-)


   By DarthJazy on Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 06:45 pm: Edit Post

GO Janny it's your birthday GO Janny (does the cabbage patch)


   By Janny Wurts on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 12:00 pm: Edit Post

Narrowing in to 200 pages left to go; also key entered changes to ch I.

Off to Norwescon - if anybody's going, see you there!


   By Janny Wurts on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 12:15 pm: Edit Post

Narrowing in to 200 pages left to go; also key entered changes to ch I.

Off to Norwescon - if anybody's going, see you there!


   By Annette on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 05:55 pm: Edit Post

Thanks for the update Janny, hope you and Don have fun at Norwescon.


   By Gill on Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 03:29 am: Edit Post

Pleased for you that things seem to be progressing. Hope the plumbing is fixed.
Reading all the books again. Having problems because knowing what is coming up I cannot bear to read of Arithon's pain and have to put the book down in order to pluck up the courage to join him in his difficulties. Do hope his life is going to get easier. Actually feeling myself hating Lysear, dreamt about him last night.


   By Annette on Monday, March 28, 2016 - 08:00 pm: Edit Post

Janny, did you read a bit of Destiny's Conflict for the reading at Norwescon on Saturday?


   By Janny Wurts on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 11:32 am: Edit Post

Yes, Norwescon got the newly polished first chapter for Destiny's Conflict. Wish you were there!


   By Annette on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 11:21 pm: Edit Post

I certainly wish I had been there to hear it, but we will see it eventually.


   By Danielle Tilley on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 02:34 pm: Edit Post

Thanks so much for sharing the first chapter of Destiny's Conflict at Norwescon. Also loved seeing your sketch book of the places in Wars of Light and Shadow.


   By DarthJazy on Tuesday, April 05, 2016 - 01:49 pm: Edit Post

Must control the jealousy.


   By Janny Wurts on Friday, April 08, 2016 - 06:12 pm: Edit Post

Status Update: Hard mark ups down to the last 3 chapter sets; less than 200 pages to go.

Norwescon caused a bit of a slowdown, but - sold some artwork for a nice check. Paying bills: sore necessity.


   By Gill on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 01:27 am: Edit Post

In Traitor's Knot mention is made of a "importunate offspring [who] established himself as unworthy". I don't remember what happened to him or what he did. Can anyone out there give me a reference?


   By Gill on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 01:32 am: Edit Post

Re my previous request - the chap belonged to the Erdani earls branch of the s'Gannley family


   By Brian Uri! on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 06:17 am: Edit Post

Gill,

Tangential to this particular forum thread, but might you be thinking of Grithen, from CotM?

https://paravia.urizone.net/wiki/Grithen


   By Annette on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 06:56 am: Edit Post

Poor Grithen picked the wrong party of travelers to raid, and was tricked by Arithon into doing something he might not have otherwise have done. Maenalle was not at all happy with Grithen's behaviour, "Tysanís scouts do not act for personal vengeance. No matter what the provocation, they are forbidden to take hostages."

Grithen strung Arithon up, upside down, over that big drop in CotM.


   By Gill on Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:20 am: Edit Post

Thanks Brian and Annette. Am rereading the books hoping to reach the end as the next one is published. It is amazing how much I had forgotten or missed but rereading is essential preparation for those of us eagerly awaiting the next.


   By Janny Wurts on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 10:27 am: Edit Post

Short story went in on deadline; waiting to hear back from the editors.

Hard mark ups on Destiny's Conflict now under 100 pages to go.


   By Janny Wurts on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 10:30 am: Edit Post

Short story went in on deadline; waiting to hear back from the editors.

Hard mark ups on Destiny's Conflict now under 100 pages to go.


   By Clansman on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 10:43 am: Edit Post

Short Story?!? That's encouraging!

DC almost ready for final polish. As Martha Stewart would say, this is a good thing.


   By Gill on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 11:49 am: Edit Post

Brilliant. Title please then can order short story.

Having recently finished reading all the Wars of Shadow and Light again and am now having withdrawal symptoms - worried about clan children and Arithon. So the idea of only 100 pages to go is thrilling. Thanks for the update


   By DarthJazy on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 02:00 pm: Edit Post

You have made my HUMP DAY at the library complete.


   By Janny Wurts on Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 08:18 pm: Edit Post

Last ten pages and counting.


   By Neil on Friday, May 27, 2016 - 08:56 am: Edit Post

Great news Janny. So looking forward to the new book, I have no idea where this could go... and I have thought a lot about these books during the last 20 years?!

I bet you are glad to get to another milestone

when do we get the chapter one preview ;-)

I am seriously considering an AoL reread having just dipped into Peril's gate again...I forgot completely about a cliff scene...


   By Janny Wurts on Friday, May 27, 2016 - 09:19 am: Edit Post

At this stage, seven pages. I will finish the hard edits today and wind up with the massive process of key entering all the changes, cross check, proof. But that part is much easier and only limited by eye strain.

(the new hi rez screens bother me, where the older ones didn't)

There are a LOT of things you are likely to see in a whole new light, with a re-read.

I was just thinking of that last night as, shaking (it's intense) I finished up polishing the climactic scene, (very intense).

If you want to 'read up' on prep for this one, there are bits all the way back to Vol. I; but also particular things in Fugitive Prince, Peril's Gate, the very particulars of what occurred at Athir in Stormed Fortress, and the little satellite short stories, and other things, embedded all the way along. It's going to be fun! IT's a ratchet up from events in Initiate's Trial, and a direct sequel to all that happened there.

I usually post the full first chapter preview when preorders are posted, with pub date finalized, but once I get my act together (I have been totally focused on THIS FINISH) I will likely put something else up as a teaser preview.

This book has been such a tough run, yes, every milestone has been a blessing. The good news is, that most everything has been laid down; the very difficult concepts are delivered, with the very very tough writing of the esoteric concepts well blended into the storyline's action.

The final volume, therefore, will be much MUCH easier writing - the final unveilings and finale of the series so closely linked. The material's all in place. I guarantee a hair raising ride.