The first draft of Alex Verus #7 has just nudged up over 87,000 words. Normally this would mean the book’s only a few thousand words or so from completion . . . except that I’ve got the feeling that this one’s going to be a little longer than usual.
On the plus side, that means you guys get a longer book. On the minus side, there’s really no realistic chance that I’m going to hit my March 31st deadline (I’ve been a week or two behind schedule for months now, and while I haven’t gotten any further behind, I haven’t managed to close the gap either). The book will definitely be done some time in April, but I don’t know exactly when. But since the deadline was primarily a self-imposed one, it’s not really a huge deal. I’ll just do what I can to get it done, hopefully by mid-April or so. For now, I just need to work my way through the climax.
I’m looking forward to seeing the reactions when this one comes out. It’s really quite different from the past ones. Let’s hope you guys like it!