Still writing here. Dragon in Exile currently stands at 100,716 words, and will require a few words more to reach the Thrilling Conclusion. I had hoped that we would finish the Penultimate Draft by this coming Sunday, let it sit for two days, and then go through it with the red pen and tidy up, producing thereby the Ultimate Draft in plenty of time for its turn-in date of September 15.
It actually looks like we will meet this schedule. If so, it will be the only thing about this book that has met any schedule or expectation.
Tomorrow morning, Kineo and I are going to the great city of Augusta, there to see Kineo’s tires rotated, her oil changed, and various parts lubricated. I hope also to run her through the free car wash before coming home and writing some more.
. . .and that’s all I’ve got.
Hope everyone is enjoying these last few days of summer.
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Progress on Dragon in Exile: GOOD/Author Satisfied
“Are there any more of these that might menace you?”
“I imagine so, Pilot, but I don’t how many. I’ve always assumed as a general rule of thumb that there’s two more for every one I capture.”