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Offline Yuillegan

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If I were Jim...
« on: December 06, 2018, 02:20:32 AM »
I would probably take a good look at the series and go, it has been a while ride but 22 books (plus 3 mega books) is too much. I would condense the next 6 books into 1 or 2 books, and make the capstone trilogy just one book. Then continue on with new works or prequel stuff etc.

I know it is harsh, and he has had more than enough personal woes, but it is probably the most sensible option. Take the pressure off and enjoy his life. But some closure for the fans - that won't take another 20 years would be great.

I fully respect his ambition and his will power to create his achievements over the past two decades, but another two just seems a bit ridiculous.

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Re: If I were Jim...
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 06:22:16 PM »
I would spend a lot of time with my new wife. Sorry for the books.  ;D
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Re: If I were Jim...
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2018, 07:30:23 AM »
Then lucky it isn't you then. He also has spent the last 4 years with his new wife eh? Not to mention, I am actually proposing to make his life easier unlike the rest of you who are determined to work him into his seventies...I don't want him slaving over this forever.


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Re: If I were Jim...
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2018, 11:40:16 AM »
Which would result in two kids. They need a lot of attention too.
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Re: If I were Jim...
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2018, 04:02:39 AM »
Let's keep it positive and upbeat.  Nobody wants this to devolve into author criticism and fan defense. 

If it does, the thread will go away.  So let's keep it on-topic, which is "If I was Jim...". 

And no thinly veiled attacks either. 

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Re: If I were Jim...
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2018, 02:08:45 PM »
I would probably take a good look at the series and go, it has been a while ride but 22 books (plus 3 mega books) is too much. I would condense the next 6 books into 1 or 2 books, and make the capstone trilogy just one book. Then continue on with new works or prequel stuff etc.
You make some good points. While I would rather see the full series in all of its glory, I do worry about the possibility that it will never get finished. (Sort of like Serenity, which I understand to be all of a planned season 2 of Firefly in one sitting.) Given the choice of a short Dresden Files versus no Dresden Files, I'd pick a short one.
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Re: If I were Jim...
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2018, 07:08:49 PM »
You make some good points. While I would rather see the full series in all of its glory, I do worry about the possibility that it will never get finished. (Sort of like Serenity, which I understand to be all of a planned season 2 of Firefly in one sitting.) Given the choice of a short Dresden Files versus no Dresden Files, I'd pick a short one.
Don't worry. His son can finish it.
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