Back at work after four-day weekend. A very enjoyable four-day weekend, to be sure … but man, it could have been a ten-day weekend. That would have been better.
Not a lot to report. I’ve gotten a surprisingly large pile of work done today, which was unexpected but cool. Still got a long day ahead and my first board meeting for the Finnish Scottish Society coming up this evening too.
It looks like a new car purchase is also on the horizon, at last. So stay tuned for that.
In the meantime, I’m out of energy for today. Here are those closing The First Feast metrics I promised.
Total word count, starting January 1st. A bit of an extension on my 70-day records with The Final Fall of Man, but this was a bigger book and had a lot more plotlines and other stuff to tie together. I’m really quite pleased with the four stories, though.
There you have it.
Story 1 and Story 4 are about the same length, and Story 2 and Story 3 were a little shorter – as I calculated permissible in my earlier posts. In fact Story 1 and Story 4 are significantly longer than they needed to be in order to make The First Feast thick enough to stand with pride on the shelf next to Deadshepherd (yes, this was my page count criteria…), but oh well. It’ll be a nice solid book for my beloved readers.
And oh yeah, just for the sake of added confusion, I named this anthology The First Feast, after the fourth story in the anthology, which is also called The First Feast. This is inconsistent with Deadshepherd, since there was no story in Deadshepherd called Deadshepherd … but the black hole, Deadshepherd, was sort of a running theme through those four stories.
Is the First Feast a running theme through these four? Well, you’re just going to have to read and find out!