After reading and enjoying Patrick Rothfuss’s debut The Name of the Wind, many were happy to know that the rest of the series had been completed and each book would come out approximately a year apart. However, it was recently announced that the publication date was being pushed back from March 2008 to April 2009, which upset a lot of people.

In this blog post, Rothfuss explains the reason for the delay with the second book in the Kingkiller Chronicle. Anyone who reads it should be able to sympathize and understand why he’s had to change the date. Other than the success of The Name of the Wind, it sounds like he’s having the year from hell.