I finished Molran, just so you know, with ten minutes to spare on my Day 80 deadline day. 266 pages, 134,437 words. Here’s the final set of metrics:
I had to extend the graph a bit to make room for the 10 extra days.
All in all, not bad – and with the usual end-of-book jag for the final few thousand words. It was a good weekend, all told. Molran is quite a lot longer than the other books, so let’s see if that can be cut down a bit.
Now, what about the chapter point-of-view balance? Well, it’s another book with a good solid set of miscellaneous characters for various reasons, but they’re not exactly new introductions. We’re too deep into the story to go making up new players:
And yes, there’s a solid Captain wedge.
This makes the point-of-view balance for the series so far look more like this:
Let’s see what the next book brings.
I’m looking forward to getting this one out, it was a lot of fun to write even though it lagged a little. And I think the main plot-point is one that’s been bugging some readers for a while.
Speaking of readers, I was already squealing about this on Facebook but thought it was worth sharing again here. Another excellent review for Eejit, which seems to really polarise readers. In this case, at least, I seem to have made one of my “free e-book” audience members happy, which is great news.
I hope they continue to like the series.
That is all for today. Short week this week and I have a bunch of work to do. Also have to finish off the draft, get it into the publishing template and get those editors’ copies printed.
Also, quiz for the Blaran party.