So Greyblade finally came in at 715 pages, 205,282 words. Quite the monster.
The paperback is available on Amazon here.
The e-book is available here.
My hiatus continues, but here is my usual metrics graph for the three parts of Greyblade, and the writing of them. Interesting mix, since the first part benefited from some holiday-time fudging of numbers, and I got quite bogged down in the second and third parts before blasting into the final few chapters.
All in all, despite my ~117 day official record, I’d say that along with The First Feast, this took me the better part of a year to actually get done. Which is slow, I know … but at the moment I have more people complaining that I write too much, too fast, than I have people complaining that I’m writing slowly and too little. So there you go.
Back to resting. I’m sorry. Feeling unfortunately busted at the moment.
I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends.
Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages?
I am Hatboy.
“at the moment I have more people complaining that I write too much, too fast, than I have people complaining that I’m writing slowly and too little.”
I think that means you’re a real author with fans now.
No, the other way around is real author with fans.
Are most of those complaining that you write too much, too fast, your editors? XD
Also, ordered. Yippee skippee
Some of my editors are among those complaining I write too much. But then some of them complain I write too slowly so that balances out.
I hope you enjoy it!
I will be sure to let you know! But even if this is your worst book, I’ll still enjoy the hell out of it, of that I am sure.