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3 minutes ago, Rhom said:

 "This is shit and I should just delete this entire manuscript and go live in the middle of a remote desert,"

What part of that makes you think he will be publishing a book anytime soon? :stunned: 

What makes you think he doesn't work on more than one manuscript at a time?

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1 minute ago, Darth Richard II said:

What makes you think he doesn't work on more than one manuscript at a time?

Just not the vibe I’ve gotten from him over the years as he talks openly about his battle with anxiety and his unhappiness with his work.

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I always thought he worked on more than one, I thought book five was actually partially written? Or I may be thinking of when he had to change the ending in 3 because of something in 4?

 

I dunno I'm grumpy this week. At least he isn't hosting D&D podcasts and playing Overwatch.

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8 hours ago, Darth Richard II said:

Yeah pretty sure that is humor.

 

8 hours ago, Rhom said:

Humor based around an admission ToE ain’t seeing the light of day anytime soon.

I don't think it has anything to do with his progress, but is a jab at another author who caused some drama in the Romance writer's community. 

Some relatively unknown Romance writer trademarked the word "cocky" and is now threatnening other writers who use it in the title of their books with a lawsuit. https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/05/05/cockygate-faleena-hopkins-has-registered-a-trademark-on-cocky-and-is-using-it-to-threaten-other-romance-authors/

Here is also a twitterthread explaining  the issue: 

 

Scott's twee reads like he is making fun of this by claiming he will trademark a phrase that pretty much every writer uses at some point. 

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1 hour ago, Queen of Procrastination said:

 

I don't think it has anything to do with his progress, but is a jab at another author who caused some drama in the Romance writer's community. 

Some relatively unknown Romance writer trademarked the word "cocky" and is now threatnening other writers who use it in the title of their books with a lawsuit. https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/05/05/cockygate-faleena-hopkins-has-registered-a-trademark-on-cocky-and-is-using-it-to-threaten-other-romance-authors/

Here is also a twitterthread explaining  the issue: 

 

Scott's twee reads like he is making fun of this by claiming he will trademark a phrase that pretty much every writer uses at some point. 

I’m not in on the inner workings of the writers guild or Romance novels in general, so it makes more sense now.

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http://scottlynch78.tumblr.com/post/176922517743/in-the-stacks-notes-new-release-updates

Other fun plans include the reinvigoration of my mailing list and a late September / early October rollout of a major website makeover.

Now why, you may ask yourself, is a writer who’s been in a frustrating shell for a while dealing with a long-term project suddenly busting his ass to spruce up his communications, online presence, neglected responsibilities, etc. in the next month or two? Heh. Interesting question.

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I know he's basically Lucy with the football but dammit I want to believe and will keep believing 'cause it's coming from a view point of hopefulness on his part not cynicism. 

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17 hours ago, Jussi said:

Is he working on this in lieu of The Thorn of Emberlain?  If not I know I'd love to hear how that one is coming along.

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3 minutes ago, Ser Scot A Ellison said:

Is he working on this in lieu of The Thorn of Emberlain?

I suspect he has decided to - or been advised to - work on easier, smaller projects in order to build a sense of achievement and momentum for the project that he is struggling to complete.  I think it unlikely that he is able to complete multiple projects at the same time. 

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4 hours ago, End of Disc One said:

Here is Scott Lynch's response to his post in a reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/Fantasy/comments/96st4i/scott_lynch_status_update/e44gpar 

Very encouraging, here's hoping for good news shortly.

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Glad to hear he's feeling better. Keeping my fingers crossed he sorts his problems out and can get back to "normal" life as soon as possible. If that happens to include Thorn of Emberlain (and more Gentleman Bastards books) being published that would be great. If not, we'll find some other books to read. We can always enjoy rereading currently published Gentleman Bastards books.

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