Ninefingers

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  1. I strongly suspect that most of the reasons that he's given for delays are him just searching for things people will accept to mask the real reason for the delay: He has crippling anxiety that it's not good enough, and doesn't know what to do. It's clear from his public speaking (the guinea pigs are fish story, for example) that he has a very high opinion of his own intelligence and is also hyper-critical of others. People like this tend to be hugely insecure, and have anxiety that they're being judged in the way they judge others.
  2. This thread feels like a good place to leave this link.
  3. You can get an amazon fire tablet for $39.99 these days. If you want a kindle (easier on the eyes) they're $79.99. They've gotten significantly cheaper.
  4. Me too. I travel for work, and the e-reader really comes in handy.
  5. http://blog.patrickrothfuss.com/2012/10/fanmail-faq-the-f-word/ Basically, his take is that you can do whatever you want as long as you're not a dick. About as clear as Tempi explaining the Lethani.
  6. I thought this communication to his fans was much better tone wise than he has been in the past. Humble yourself a little bit, give a little update (even if it's that the writing is not going well) and I think most people will be satisfied and empathize.
  7. Kind of amazing isn't it? For a guy that goes out of his way to tell us what a feminist he is, he comes off as a real creep sometimes. Maybe he thought he was empowering them through their sexuality and missed the mark?
  8. The phrase "words are wind" appears 13 times in the book. People make fun of George for overusing it. (Like they made fun of Jordan for the braid tugging in WOT)
  9. Methinks I touched a nerve. Your post was a strawman, and not even a funny one. Try harder.
  10. You identified the only other possibility. Well done.
  11. I actually don't follow your logic. He didn't have editors or anyone pushing him for book 1, he self edited it, and it was his strongest. Maybe we just need to re-calibrate our expectations for the guy. His entire career might end up being 4 or 5 books, or once every 10-12 years.
  12. I laughed.
  13. I think Rothfuss is ultra aware of expectations created by his excellent start, which is leading to his anxiety, leading to re-writes attempting to meet those expectations, leading to delays, leading to more anxiety. Rinse, repeat.
  14. If serving a purpose is the litmus test, they might as well shut down the board and save the money they're spending on servers.
  15. Fun: Spending time with family Going to hollywood and working on adapting your book into a show Playing video games Going to conventions Touring with Paul and Storm Contributing to the writing for video games Writing for mystery science theater 3k Tak Not Fun: Sitting down and slogging through revisions/writing book 3 Honestly, I'm amazed much gets done at all.