Technically we're into Week 3 now, but since this is going to cover my reaction to the last two weeks, I'd say the title's accurate.
I can't tell you anything about the book you don't already know: Wintersteel was a huge success, it's the fastest-selling, highest-reviewed, and most-reviewed of all my books, in addition to being the longest, and it contains the secret of why kids love the taste of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
I will therefore update you on my feelings. Here we go...
"Boy, that book launch was a lot of fun!"
This has been Feelings Update with Will Wight. Tune in next week to hear Will express hunger.
For real, though, I really enjoyed the days surrounding this book launch. The pre-launch stream was fun, if tiring--it's hard to switch hats that many times--and I've loved seeing you guys discuss and theorize and react to the book.
There was a lot more of that this time. Partially because there are more of you now than there ever have been before, and partially because there was a lot to discuss in this book.
It's still a bizarre feeling to see a bunch of fans tearing the book apart to peer into every little nook and cranny. It's one thing knowing that tens of thousands of people are going to read the story, and it's another thing to pop into Discord and see you dissecting every piece.
It's good weird! But it is...jarring. Like, I made all this stuff up.
So anyway, I had that awesome experience, and then I crashed into a quivering mess for a while as I am wont to do, and now I'm mostly reincorporated and back at the keyboard!
I really can't thank you guys enough. What a great adventure you've given me!
"Then he felt a reaction from his cores."
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