The new book is progressing well. More research done, and another 9,000+ words added to bring it to 27,273 today. I think the book is probably about a third done in first draft at present. Of course, unforeseen changes may occur before the end to make it either longer or shorter, but my current prediction is around 85-90,000 as a finished novel. Still enjoying the process of creation, though I’d like to be moving a little faster. But life holds other pleasures apart from writing, and I’m enjoying those, too! Lovely long walk down to the river this morning. Only our second since the Xmas/New Year illness. Good for mind, body and spirit.
Make sure you read Blood Red Dust so you’re primed for the follow-up, set some distance further into the future, when it appears.
Thank you to those who’ve already done this. I really appreciate the effort.