Will’s Break: Two Months Down
Two months with no writing, and I have unlocked a new level of existence. I can see flavor now, taste color, and hear bad Internet connections.
I’d love to check in with you guys about what I’ve been doing, but the answer is largely “Nothing.” It’s been great.
I’ve been playing a lot of Valheim. Finished One Piece, and followed up with Dragon Ball. I saw Willy’s Wonderland, a Nicholas Cage comedy/horror movie that’s effectively “John Wick gets trapped inside Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza,” and it now might be my favorite movie of all time.
Last month, my goal was to crash and recover. This month, my goal was to do some new things that I normally don’t have the time to do...and I didn’t do a whole lot of that, tbh. The pandemic/quarantine gets in the way of most of my plans.
This last and final month, I’m setting aside some actual writing time, just not for Cradle. For whatever side projects I want to waste time on. I’m looking forward to it!
Until then, my radio silence continues. I miss you all! Especially you.
Rumit A Patel
2/27/2021 10:05:31 am
I miss you more.
3/1/2021 03:54:18 pm
I miss you most!
Will’s Presence relaying a message to his faithful followers
3/2/2021 06:28:18 am
[Help! I’m really not taking a break! I’ve been kidnapped by a crazy lady who lives off of the flowing golden power of my written word! I’m trapped in a tower in...]
2/27/2021 10:06:34 am
Keep taking care of yourself, Will. I hope this next month is the best yet!
2/27/2021 10:11:28 am
But wait, there's so much we need to discuss! Like, that audible release date! And the new flavor of oreos!
3/2/2021 03:00:39 pm
I heard that the release date was actually a screw-up on the part of Audible, and Will wasn't happy about it, so he may not want to discuss it.
2/27/2021 10:13:53 am
Glad you're enjoying some well-deserved R & R Will!
2/27/2021 10:15:39 am
Wait, don't leave us hanging! What was the Nicholas Cage movie called?!
2/27/2021 10:17:40 am
Oops, I see it now. My bad.
3/19/2021 09:57:53 pm
Oops, I forgot to say you suck will for taking this long off
2/27/2021 10:19:38 am
Glass your break has done you well! Hope to hear from you sooner than later
2/27/2021 10:21:19 am
You deserve it. But man I never waited for any book like I am waiting now 😉
3/5/2021 08:55:14 am
Apparently you haven’t waited for an E William Brown book!!!
3/10/2021 04:41:52 am
Or a Game of Thrones book.
3/13/2021 10:10:16 am
Or book 3 of The Kingkiller Chronicles
3/13/2021 06:47:36 pm
How dare you bring up KCC, I had just stopped getting worked up about when we will get it.
3/16/2021 06:22:17 am
I just called this successful writer's disease. For some reason when writers aren't starving and the next book is it required to eat for the next 6 months, writers tend to start slowing down. I don't know why?
2/27/2021 10:25:14 am
Good to hear that your break has done you some good!
2/27/2021 10:34:19 am
Dragon Ball and One Piece crossover fanfic when? :P
2/27/2021 10:54:41 am
Valheim?! In Steam?! A survival game?!!!?!?! Steam failed me!!! How come I miss this! THANKS WILL!!
2/27/2021 11:00:00 am
WILLYS WONDERLAND IS AMAZING!! My current life goals ranks as follows 1) Force all of my friends to read Cradle. 2) Force all of my friends to watch Willys Wonderland. 3) Nothing else. Nothing else matters. Wish me luck everyone.
2/27/2021 11:42:50 am
Glad to hear it!
2/27/2021 11:55:45 am
That's awesome Will, glad to hear that you're getting some rest and fun in!
2/27/2021 11:57:37 am
Sounds like you’re having a blast with your time off! Enjoy March to the fullest!
2/27/2021 12:24:31 pm
So.... you're not going to mention that Bloodline audible release date for Star Wars Day pic that we've all seen? Or did I miss something?
2/27/2021 12:33:50 pm
All of One Piece? How long did that take? I love the show, but it's crazy long if you're watching it all start to finish.
2/27/2021 12:56:54 pm
Can we get an update on how many cookies consumed pleased. Not that your fans are running a book on the numbers...perish the thought :)
2/27/2021 01:18:34 pm
Whooop One Piece
2/27/2021 01:35:33 pm
Awww, thanks for the shout-out Will! But seriously you shouldn't let the others know that I'm your favorite fan.
2/27/2021 01:44:09 pm
Enjoy the time off. I couldn't imagine the focus and disapline that it would take to write a book ... let alone a few series. I barely made the 12 page essays ... Thank you for all of the escape you have given US. Enjoy your escape.
2/27/2021 04:11:55 pm
Valheim is fantastic! Like next level Minecraft. I'm trying to convince my brother-in-law to play so I can build in multiplayer.
2/27/2021 07:07:08 pm
Come back when you're ready. I miss you too.
2/27/2021 09:42:22 pm
The real question is...how sick is your Valheim base? Have you seen the Bara'dur build with the Eye of Saucony using Surtling Trophies??? On another note...cant wait for more content but glad you are enjoying your break
2/27/2021 09:44:01 pm
Sauron* not Saucony (dumb cellphone autocorrect)
2/27/2021 09:43:39 pm
Just wanted to say "Thank You" for Wintersteel. Listening to it for the third time & still enjoy Lindon's beat-downs from the enemy perspective highlighting his progress. ^_^
2/28/2021 12:56:44 am
Just want to say, at this stage of the game, Will could take 6 more months before even starting Bloodlines and I’d be chill.
2/28/2021 08:13:21 am
Subnautica Subsero goes full retail launch in April my man. Take another month :). Valheim is so addicting. Sleep misses me.
2/28/2021 08:30:25 am
Especially me? Awwwe, shucks.
3/6/2021 10:52:41 pm
My reaction exactly haha
2/28/2021 11:01:17 am
I am so down to join the team rocket organization post COVID can’t wait
2/28/2021 12:46:02 pm
It's good to hear you're enjoying your time off! Don't let the government get in the way of you making the best of your time off. At this point, it's pretty obvious that most of their restrictions are pointless - so do what you want!
3/23/2021 07:51:29 pm
Don’t be flippant! People I know have died because of selfish thinking like yours!! Wtf... grow up
2/28/2021 01:35:20 pm
Good for you Will. Lord knows you have earned.
3/1/2021 05:00:22 am
3/1/2021 10:44:14 am
I’ll forgive you for now.
Count De Monet
3/1/2021 06:15:27 pm
I miss you too man. Glad you taking some time off to recuperate. I am going to have to check out that movie.
3/2/2021 07:10:35 pm
I knew you would play Valheim! haha!
3/5/2021 10:36:17 pm
3/6/2021 05:32:45 pm
Over many years I feel I have managed to finely hone the art of doing nothing. It is well with the required investment of time and the lack of effort!
3/9/2021 05:58:49 am
Check out Hades great game
3/11/2021 04:16:30 pm
I see you like good anime, I highly recommend "arakawa under the bridge" for a change of oddness. Thought I would hate it and now it is in my top 10 of wtf.
> Two months with no writing, and I have unlocked a new level of existence. I can see flavor now, taste color, and hear bad Internet connections.
3/13/2021 10:57:53 am
So, this is the key to unlocking our hidden potential as human beings? Breakneck pace writing, followed by anime binges?
3/14/2021 09:08:00 pm
Take your time, bud. Rest, relax. Nobody wants to see you burn out.
3/15/2021 06:20:18 am
I just want to say that I hope your break helps to keep you healthy and I am looking forward to the next Cradle
3/15/2021 10:23:28 am
Will, I hope you are enjoying you sabbatical. I just wanted to toss out a few thoughts.
3/15/2021 09:17:06 pm
Does anyone remember the 90s when we had dial up? Back then we all had the ability to hear bad internet connections.
3/17/2021 03:53:06 pm
Been listening to Cradle on audible at work for just over around 2 weeks now and already at the final book, Wintersteel *spoiler for ones who haven’t read* left off with Lindon absorbing a priest, love the series, hope your time off is going great, will definitely be awaiting the next book, got some anime recommendations if you got the time and interest, That time I got reincarnated as a Slime is a good one, new season been coming each week, Black Clover anime is good just manga is better, also two Crunchyroll anime which were adapted from amazingly drawn and written mangas from an app WEBTOON, God of Highschool and Tower of God, the prior is more a real world but hidden powers type series kinda and Tower of God a fantasy story where a weak untaught kid climbs to the greatest heights series kinda, I think they may be you’re taste if you haven’t already tried or heard of them
3/17/2021 03:58:38 pm
Also recommend reading some of the manga on WEBTOON, like Omniscient Reader, the two the anime’s are adapted from, God of Highschool and Tower of God and Unordinary and The Gamer, also another manga not in WEBTOON called Solo Leveling, if you got the time they’re worth the read
3/20/2021 04:34:57 am
I think I am the only almost 12 year old posting comments! I am 11 at 2020. I read your cradle during the pandemic and reread it 100 times, I counted! I am 12 at age but adult at reading level so don’t worry.
3/22/2021 06:32:28 pm
Did no one release the next cradle book has a release date of April 6th! Preorder tomorrow March 23rd! What daaaaaaaaaaa!! Hell yes take of 3 months from writing if you gonna surprise us with a new book!!!
3/22/2021 08:18:25 pm
If you’re looking for another John Wick-esque movie - try Boss Level on Hulu. My favorite movie of 2021.
3/22/2021 10:04:28 pm
Bloodlines is now up for pre order on Amazon
3/23/2021 12:50:25 pm
Thank you for the heads up!!!
3/26/2021 10:26:25 pm
He FINISHED ONE PIECE!!! More impressive than all his page turning writing, all his world building filled with repercussions echoing to the material and economic history.
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