Hi guys. Spotted this on Brandon's twitter.
Some dude: "...Will we see more from Shara or the Land of Madmen?"
Brandon: RJ said there would be no major action in Shara. He was uncertain on Madmen
...Hmm? Uncertain? Very nice dodge of the "No" response expected. A very Aes Sedai answer. Two points: ONE, as a writer, he would have read the entirety of the notes RJ left in order to write the two books he has already, and would have read if the action heads to the land of madmen or not. TWO: Having read these notes, even if he is uncertain of the specific plot details, he would remember if the story had a section set on -ANOTHER CONTINENT ENTIRELY UNREVEALED BY NOW-
Speculation: There is -a- plot detail, minor or major, that could be resolved by either intervention from the Land of Madmen, or by action on the continent itself. Given the above two points, by Brandon saying he is uncertain if RJ sent the story there or not, it really means he is uncertain if HE will be able to fit or otherwise include material already jotted down about the LoM. He has said everything RJ has written will be included, but I take this to prose he has written, not things like (for example) Demandreds army is from the Land of Madmen. It would be up to Brandon to decide to write a scene in the Land of Madmen with him collecting his army, or for the army to appear on the main continent assumed to have gotten there previously.
Also, earier, someone mentioned a big old list of predictions for AMOL, including the little word in edgewise intoning that if every plot point got a chapter, it would be an insanely large or two parter book.
Hows this fit in then:
Some Other Dude: ...RE: AMoL, I hope there will be tonnes more Tuon/Seanchan?
Brandon: There will be more than ToM.
...how much was in ToM? Half a chapter?
Dude the Third: Will AMoL be centred on Mat? Rand had tGS and Perrin had ToM
Brandon: It will be pretty equal
Interesting. Shame for the Mat lovers though.