Last time looked at: 3/17/17
Last actual wordage added: 3/17/17 (Well, changed, more than added)
Pages added, 3/15-17/17: 5
Current page count: 267
Estimated final page count: 265-290?
Current word count: 69,998
Deadline: None. Will be self-published.
Comments: Okay, I’m finally revising this. (I finished the first draft on August 1, 2016.) It’s coming along pretty quickly, actually; most of it was acceptable as it stood. I’m up to Chapter Twelve (of 26). I did change the chronology somewhat, and sent Tom on a side-trip in the summer of 1883 that I can use for short stories later if I want to. Betsy would not appear in any such short stories.
I also tied Betsy’s actions in to the eruption of Krakatoa, which moved part of the action from November-December 1883 to September-October 1883, which makes more sense in several respects. Those changes account for virtually all of the added wordage.
I also plan to add a sequence later on where Tom and Betsy undertake a risky swim, but I’m not up to that. That’s the only remaining significant change I expect to make.
Anyway, it’s coming along nicely.