Last night, wrapped up the final lines of Book 3, the title of which I’m keeping under wraps for the moment. The manuscript clocks in at 120,359 words, which is pretty amazing because I predicted it would be 120,000 even, so I wasn’t too far off! Translation, that’s about 450 pages or so, a decent length longer than the first two books.
The first draft is pretty rough to be honest, but I’m going to be diving in soon to fix everything. This one has lots of action and the plot kicks into high gear.
I’ve fallen pretty behind schedule, mostly due to life situations. And I have to do one more pass of Orb of Binding to make a change based of Book 3, which happens.
Even so, it feels really good to finally have it done. Kind of crazy, but I feel like I’ll have no problem meeting the Book 3 deadline I’ve set for myself in early April. Which, if you’ve been following me for a while, you know I’m more prone to postpone a release than release on time. But I’m trying to better about that.
Anyway, I’ll be working really hard these next two weeks to get Book 3 edited and in a readable state.