Originally Posted by Clansman
I was always certain that A Memory of Light
would be split, just not into three books. Jordan just wasted too much time in books 7 through 10, and the story didn't get moving again until book 11. Reading Sanderson's blog post on the topic reassures me, though. The guy is not blowing hot air, and this is does not appear to be a publishing tactic. It is a writing issue. Given how far this once-great series has drifted, it will take a lot of work to bring it back. Sounds like Sanderson needs a vacation! Read his blog post, and it should reassure more than anger: Brandon Sanderson: Splitting AMOL
I am a huge WoT fan but I agree completely with your assessment of books 7 through 10 wasting too much time, with things picking up in book 11. Hopefully Sanderson reads posts like this and doesn't make the same mistake.