Day 56. 230 pages, 110,080 words. Finished.
Well, all I can say is, that was tough to write. I’m glad it’s done, and pretty amazed that it managed to happen in just 56 days. That’s a record for me, but I’m not going to try to beat it. 70 is a good enough round number. Fergunakil happened quickly.
Now I just need to sit back and wait for the proofs to arrive. Heh, with any luck, they’ll get here before the release party for Bonshoon. Which sort of makes my fabulous quiz prize a bit silly – at least for my esteemed editors. Who, now I come to think of it, should really be disqualified from the quiz anyway.
In the meantime, here are some closing metrics!
Okay, so the word count graph looks silly.
The chapter spread is quite even – I did a bit less dice-throwing to decide point of view characters this time, and actually consulted the graph as I wrote, to see who was getting too little coverage.
Janya, Misc, and (as usual) the Rip get a bit of airtime here. And I should note, for any self-professed MIT braniacs who still don’t know how pie charts work in an entertainment context, there is no Captain slice in this pie. Suffer.
 But … have a little faith in your old pal Hatboy, too.
That makes the total spread look something like this:
And there you have it.
Okay, my parents are getting here in an hour or two, so it’s time for me to take off. Not sure what I’ll have time to do in the next few days, but for now it’s unwindin’ time.