I Wrote Some Things!

Hey, look at that progress bar!  Over there, to the right —————–>

(Okay, no, no, wait.  Over to the right and scroll down just a teensy weensy bit.  There.  There red line.  Do you see it now?)

I hadn’t updated it in a while.  But look what it says, now.  I’m past the one-quarter mark on “Book of M”.  I’ve actually written stuff this year.

Still, of course, a long, long, long way to go, considering I officially began work on the first draft over three years ago.  (I first recorded a wordcount update on the first draft of Book of M in early March of 2012 – and that only after another year spent in outlining and worldbuilding.)

In total this year, I’ve written some 12,800 words in “Book of M”.  If my current rate continues for the remainder of the year, I should be able to finish an additional 9,000 words by the end of the year.  If that holds true, and I top out over 57,000 words complete on Book of M, of which some 38%, or slightly over a third of the total wordcount for the book will have been written in 2015.

All of which means, basically, if you crunch the numbers and do the math that at my current rate of development it should only take me… let’s see… {divide by this… carry the one… multiply that here… }

Yes… that’s it.  It should only take me another… 6 and a half years to finish writing the first draft of this book.

Why did I run those numbers?  I think I was happier not knowing how much more I had to go…