You guys do realize how many words RoW is, right?
A little publication history for this guy, as pulled from Wikipedia (mainly), isfdb.org, Amazon's readinglength.com, and a couple of helpful reddit posts....
Bands of Mourning (approx. 127,000) - January 26, 2016
Mistborn: Secret History (approx. 50,000) - January 26, 2016
First White Sand graphic novel (approx. 160 pages
) - June 28, 2016
Alcatraz: The Dark Talent (approx. 50,000) September 2016
Oathbringer (451,912 words) - November 14, 2017
Second White Sand graphic novel (approx. 160 pages
) - February 20, 2018
Skyward (134,560 words) - November 6, 2018
Children of the Nameless (approx. 50,000) - December 12, 2018
Third White Sand graphic novel (approx. 160 pages
) - September 18, 2019
Starsight - (126,150 words) November 26, 2019
Rythmn of War (482,850) - (November, 2020)
To lay it all out, then, that means that from January 2016 to November 2020--a period of less than five years--this author will have published approximately 1,470,000 words. Or the equivalent of a 300,000 word novel a year, or two
150,000 word novels a year. And I'm not even counting the White Sands graphic novels, although I'm sure they do count as far as taking his time away from writing other things.
I don't think any
writer alive gets to say Brandon Sanderson doesn't write fast enough. Except insofar as any good author writes too slowly for not having their books out now
for us to enjoy!
If anyone writes like he's running out of time, it's him.
And actually, if you read his annual update blog-post on his website, he is
literally worried about running out of lifetime before he can write all the books he has planned. Anybody else know that feeling?