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Halfway There, and a New Story

Reached something of a milestone on the work in progress (Book III of my Blood of the Southlands trilogy) today. You can see it plainly on the bar below:



Pretty exciting. Still no title, but that will come eventually. The deadline is still a long way off (November 1) so I'm confident that I'll have the book in on time. In the meantime, it feels good to be making progress.  

I also have a short story coming out later this week.  "Cassie's Story" will be appearing in the summer issue of Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show.  Hope you all enjoy it.

Today's music:  Gary Burton and Pat Metheny

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varkat
Jun. 24th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
Huzzah, sayeth thine agent!
davidbcoe
Jun. 24th, 2008 09:50 pm (UTC)
A lesson to the wise: Always maketh thine agent happy!

Thanks, Lucienne!
jp_davis
Jun. 25th, 2008 10:10 am (UTC)
I was about to cheer and note that I just passed the half-way point on my own at about the same time. Then I realized that your half-way point, word-wise, is my all the way point. I've always been stunned by how epic fantasy writers can write that much, and quality, in a non-epic amount of time.
davidbcoe
Jun. 25th, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks for comment, J.P. Not sure about the quality thing, but epic fantasy does tend to run longer than other subgenres. This is still true, even though the average epic fantasy is a good deal shorter than it used to be. My first 5 books were all over 200,000 words. The next three were closer to 160,000. The Blood of the Southlands books will all come in at about 140,000. It's a changing market.
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