Work in Progress: Stone Unturned

Progress report:

Last time looked at: 2/18/17

Last actual wordage added: 2/18/17

Pages added, 2/18/17: 0.

Current page count: 499

Estimated final page count: 500-540?

Deadline: None, but Wildside says they’ll send me a contract any day now.

Comments: Okay, I’ve cleaned up all the formatting and fixed the dates (for now), as well as doing a very quick revising pass through the second half of the novel. There are now 44 chapters, plus prologue and epilogue. The chapter interweaving gets pretty much random after about Chapter Twenty-Eight — the default is Morvash, but Hakin and Darissa get a couple of chapters thrown in almost at random.

I’m thinking of adjusting the chronology some more; I have fairly cold weather in what would be equivalent to late September, and I think I may want to shift that a few sixnights later.

The longest Ethshar story to date was The Unwelcome Warlock, which WordPerfect puts at 127K (other methods give it a higher word-count). This one’s closing on 122K, and still needs more filling in, so it may catch up or surpass Warlock. We’ll see.

Word-count is now 121,806

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