Are We Nearly There Yet?

I made a couple of tweets yesterday after doing my regular check of the progress of A Tortured Soul. Normally, after finishing a chapter I make a note of its word count and add it to a spread sheet with the word count of all the other chapters to keep a running total. This is because the document I’m working on contains more than just the story text, so I can’t just use the global word count feature. The tweets were…

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This pretty much sums it up. I’ve now completed 20 chapters of A Tortured Soul and at an average of four and a half thousand words per chapter, that takes the word count up to over ninety-eight thousand words. And given that I’ve still got a good portion of the book to write, and even allowing for an editing process where I’ll add a bunch of stuff and delete a bunch of stuff too, this mean that the book will break the one hundred thousand word mark.

And, for me, that will be a first.

The important thing is though, that we really are “nearly there”. Yes, I’ve got a fair bit of writing to do, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel for this book. And no, it’s not an oncoming train.

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