Excitement is building for Sam Heughan’s new book as the Scots hunk marked one month until it is released.
‘Waypoints: My Scottish Journey’ is Heughan’s first memoir. It promises to be an intimate journey of self-discovery as the Outlander actor takes on Scotland’s West Highland Way while mapping out the moments that shaped his views on dreams and ambition, family, friendship, love, and life.
The book will be available to buy from October 25 and Heughan could not contain his excitement on Sunday at the prospect. And he told fans he would be putting out a newsletter on Monday giving insights into how Waylands came about.
Taking to Twitter, the 42-year-old said: “ONE MONTH! “Waypoints” is almost here! Tomorrow I’ll be sending out a special newsletter, answering questions and providing some insight into the process of creating this book. Please sign up for exclusive news (and you can preorder your copy): http://waypointsbook.com”
His message also included a picture which typically had his fans swooning as they reacted with delight to the news. Kirsten said: “How exciting for you as well as for us, like bringing a baby into the world and wait for everyone’s reaction, just way more private and vulnerable than your spirits. This is you solo, Sam Heughan, not a role you’re playing and it takes guts, be very proud!”
“Waypoints” is almost here!
Tomorrow I’ll be sending out a special newsletter, answering questions and providing some insight into the process of creating this book.
Please sign up for exclusive news (and you can preorder your copy):https://t.co/sCZzGCHXCk
— Sam Heughan (@SamHeughan) September 25, 2022
Lorianne said: “What a beautiful picture! I wish I could pick up my copy when I meet you at NYCC in two weeks and get a personalized signature.”
Even those for whom English is not a first language are lining up to buy the book. Camille Cosset said: “Yes Yes Yes !! I’ve already ordered it but I just have 1 question Sam will this book be released in French one day? It would be really great but in the meantime I will read it in English”.
The synopsis for Waylands promises “a love letter to the wild Scottish landscape that means so much to Sam, and a charming, funny, wise and searching insight to the world through his eyes”. Heughan himself said: “Waypoints is a memoir with a difference!
“I wanted to tell the stories and share the experiences that have shaped me, but to do that I needed to challenge myself and spend some time in my own company, away from the distractions of everyday life. And for me there’s no better place to reflect than in the wild Scottish Highlands”
Heughan is not stranger to literary success. Travelogue Clanlands, written alongside Outlander co-star Graham McTavish, became a New York Times bestseller after its release in 2020.