Short Stories At Last!
Since my last post, I've gone to California for a wedding, come back, lapsed into a coma, gotten sick, recovered, and now I'm back! Fairly normal post-book schedule.
I'm sorry it took me so long to respond to your comments and/or emails, but I'm back now! You should hear from me very soon, if you haven't already.
This week, I'm dedicating myself to writing short stories. I owe you two, and one for this month (although I'll probably wait until Halloween to deliver October's, for reasons that should be obvious). I'll keep you updated as I work on them, but I hope to have all three finished this week (and maybe a head start on November's as well).
In the meantime, Soulsmith is still selling well! I mean, really well. I mean, everyone I trust to give me business advice is telling me to write Blackflame next.
I'm trying to stay strong for Kings and Killers! But they're wearing me down...it's...so cold...
10/16/2016 12:17:23 pm
Write Blackflame next. EE fans will wait. Maintain the hype. Or write Travelers Blade next. I wouldn't mind that either.
10/16/2016 12:40:50 pm
I completely agree with this statement, but in the end do what makes you happy. 😊
10/16/2016 01:48:14 pm
As much as I want EE next, Ian is right we'll wait. Momentum is important.
11/28/2016 11:22:24 am
When will black flame come out
10/17/2016 01:52:28 pm
yes please continue Blackflame! i'm starting to check these updates weekly and it is driving me slightly insane. i read soulsmith in like a day and a half....
Kings and killers
10/16/2016 12:52:36 pm
10/16/2016 12:54:36 pm
Sometimes your work just speaks for itself.
10/16/2016 01:00:40 pm
"Business advice". So it's a money thing! Who needs money? On second thought, name your price, we'll set up a GoFundMe campaign so you can write OKAK worry free.
10/17/2016 05:09:02 pm
What if the next one sells just as well or better? While I prefer Cradle to Elder Empire, at some point you'll have to risk losing momentum.
10/16/2016 03:10:48 pm
So will these short stories be Travelers Blade stories? Or maybe Cradle stories?
10/16/2016 03:12:02 pm
It would make more sense to get Blackflame written a) to keep Cradle growing ( it is also easier/faster to write and has more future potential, and it would allow you to pause the story at a good point) b) Fans of OKAk are not as numerous and already waited a while. It seems that after you complete the trilogy you will go back to do a TG and having completed Cradle trilogy and OKAk trilogy keeps those books at reasonable temporary stages. C) finally you have to support efficient markets theory which leads to Blackflame.
10/16/2016 08:54:22 pm
Cradle won't be just a trilogy.It's a long series. So blackflame may not be as good an ending point, because Will has a LOT in store for this series.
10/16/2016 05:55:31 pm
Its seems the business advisers Ive bribed have done their job well ! MUHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA! XP Will I would really like BlackFlame next so would my lil bros hehe, but I do want to know what happened to Shera oh and off topic but whats the time difference between Travelers Gate and Elder Empire ?
10/16/2016 07:48:55 pm
I would have to say Blackflame. Soulsmith is at or near the top on a lot of the fantasy related lists on amazon and personally i think that type of momentum and hype is too good to risk losing.
10/16/2016 07:52:59 pm
It's very important to keep momentum up! Let's finish Cradle then get back to OKAK. Then Travelers Gate sir... You owe your loyal Traveler gate fans another series!
10/16/2016 07:55:23 pm
I have to agree with this genius
10/16/2016 08:59:37 pm
You know how I feel about it. I still think EE is the right call to finish. I think a lot of people have this misconception still that Cradle is only a trilogy, when in reality Cradle is going to be a VERY LONG series.
10/17/2016 04:46:27 pm
I could not agree more with this! Exactly what I was thinking, and as a big EE fan, I would love to have closure on the series finale - plus writing Blackflame now will leave you in the same quandary once that is released, I'm sure it will again do well and fans will be clamoring for the next book in the series, while the EE fans keep waiting... It seems to me like now is the time to finish EE, I have no doubt any momentum you lose in the Cradle series will pick back up as soon as Blackflame comes out.
10/16/2016 09:06:32 pm
I suppose for an author, having your fans argue passionately over how you spend your time is a good thing.
10/17/2016 05:58:46 am
For any future books, please do charge more. You and your writing are worth it! A loyal fan of your work--all of it. Aloha!
10/17/2016 03:25:25 pm
I truly think that raising the price would be very good. $3 is too little. I think maybe one or two dollars more would be good. The price feels like you are selling yourself short and underestimating the books value.
10/17/2016 07:27:21 am
Elaina might slap me with a restraining order if I read Incarnation's daughter one more time (and after 15+ re-reads, holy shit would I deserve it) So all I want is a Traveler's Gate short story... or at least for Leah to sign off on that R.O
10/17/2016 08:03:03 am
Will I've written at a fair amount of length about why blackflame is your best option, but really, write what you want. I do have a weird question though, it came to me laying in bed last night with a fever, what temperature is valinhall? Is it like 25 degrees centigrade at all times, or is it a bit warmer or colder than room temp? Sorry for the frankly bizarre question
10/19/2016 09:43:40 am
10/17/2016 10:39:51 am
I promise to read Blackflame through KU and then purchase it, so you can count my vote twice since you will get paid twice as much.
So here's an interesting fact: for the combined Traveler's Gate trilogy (the compilation, not the individual books), I get paid 40-50% more for a Kindle Unlimited read than for a buy. Crazy. For the shorter, cheaper books, it's almost exactly the same as a sale.
10/17/2016 09:21:31 pm
BLACKFLAME. BLACKFLAME. BLACKFLAME!
It's been almost two years since EE started, but the second books came out about a year ago.
10/17/2016 10:56:52 pm
I'll be happy with whatever you decide to throw to us lowly peasants. Everything from your table is gold. Keep up the great work.
10/18/2016 04:06:46 am
I wonder if people posting here realize that if Will writes two EE books and then starts on the next Cradle book, that best case scenario is that the next Cradle book does not come out until 2017 July. More likely it will be 2017 August or September or even later, since I suspect it will be very difficult to write two concluding EE books (even more difficult than it was to write the previous two EE books). Cradle fans could be waiting almost a year for the next book.
Wei Shi Lindon
10/18/2016 11:17:06 am
This one humbly requests you continue my story Elder brother.
10/18/2016 12:29:38 pm
Will, I'm a fan of Traveler's (of course) and Cradle, I never got into EE but that's not a reflection on your writing, just my tastes. Keeping that in mind, I think you should finish EE. You're one of my favorite writers and I will gladly wait however long it takes for you to write Blackflame. I hope I speak for the majority when I say that but I find most people have their own opinions so I won't speak for them. In my opinion though, finish EE, kick out Blackflame and then maybe another Cradle book, then when we're least expecting it, unleash the new Traveler's book upont the world!
10/18/2016 09:14:59 pm
I'm going to read everything no matter what order!
12/9/2016 03:36:25 pm
I would prefer to see a cradle book. I read a lot of fantasy novels and I think Cradle has a more novel system to it than EE or anything else other authors are currently writing. I have enjoyed all of your novels but right now Cradle has a lot more appeal for me.
7/30/2017 07:10:02 am
Traveller's gate is one of my favourite bits of world building.
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