Word count is currently 117,159 for the interested.
I’m on page 457 out of 565 of the manuscript (no clue what it is in book form) but we can guestimate that it is about 95,000 words in give or take. The last chapters are action-packed so their word density is probably lower.
Just did an actual calculation when I realized the manuscript was still open:
- Guess – 94,764
- Actual – 94,839
The law of averages is pretty amazing sometimes, eh?
Anyway, I am winding down. Had to work double-time today because I was busy all last night. I want to be wrapped up by the end of the weekend and get the new draft into the hands of first readers. At this rate, I should make it with plenty of time left. It was looking iffy for a while. These last few chapters must have been written with a wee drop of whiskey in me because there was a lot that needed fixing.
But it is fixed and I still managed 42 pages tonight. I’ve usually only been doing 15 to 30 on weekdays so today was surprisingly quick for having so much work to do. I don’t think there are any “bad” chapters left to get through, especially not after the whole rewrite that I made a huge deal about.
I’m very happy with the way things are looking. Very happy.
So that is good.
That is very good.
Oíche mhaith, bitches.