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I’ve decided to record my progress as I work to finish a draft of Book 1: The Anarchy.
I begin with 23,321 words completed (first 4+ chapters). I’m aiming for the book to come in around 125k-150k (which probably means it’ll be 150k-175k), and I hope to have it done by the end of the year. Can I do it? Check back to find out!
Update (2016.09.18): Alas, the answer is no. I’m not going to finish the book by the end of the year. I’ve decided that I need to finish my dissertation first, this fall. So I’m putting the book aside until I have a complete draft of that other big, looming project, which should be in January. Then I’ll come back to Three Roses, ready to crank it out. Getting the dissertation done should, I hope, be a real load off my mind.
The numbers: from 7.11-9.12, I added 20,801 words to the ms., for a grand total of 44,122. I’ve completed Part 1 out of 5 parts and have begun on Part 2. Each part should be similar in length, so it’s looking like the book will come in around 200k words (rounding to 40k/part). So I have roughly 150k words left to write. That’s not quite where I wanted to be at this point, but Part 1 proved much more difficult to write than I had expected. The rest of the book should come more easily, now that I have a solid foundation to work off of.