Well, with the scene I just added to my new book, I’ve crested the 90,000 word mark, so progress is being made. My best guess is that I’m still on pace for about 140K total for the book, at least in draft form. With some good, thorough editing, I’d imagine that number will shrink. At any rate, it’s encouraging to pass another big milestone along the way to completion.
I felt I should also note for those following my progress, that despite my mini-rant from a few days ago about ‘all action, all the time’ stories (scroll down if you missed it), I’m certainly not ‘action-averse.’ The scene I just added is all about action, and there’s plenty of bloody death. Bones crunch, blood is spilled, and people die – alas!
All that to say, if I gave anyone the impression that by reading Jane Austen of late, my new series would feature heroes like Mr. Knightley and Mr. Darcy instead of heroes like Benjiah, Aljeron and Valzaan, I’m afraid that’s not going to happen. My book probably has more in common with “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” than it does with “Pride and Prejudice.” (Admittedly, I’ve not read the Zombiefied version of P&P, but the concept is fairly amusing, I must say.)
So, fear not BOTB fans and action lovers – the plot of the new series holds plenty of opportunities for battles, betrayal and mayhem.