Echo 4, rough draft word count: 354,851. 98 chapters. Simply plugging the word counts into my TI-84 (just from experience and personal preference, I keep my chapters in separate word docs) took 40 minutes.
Here’s the kicker: I haven’t written the intro detailing “the story so far,” and I completely forgot to write this beast-ass action scene inspired by Moon Knight’s fight in his weight room (from Charlie Huston’s epic run). So I gotta add those in, and when I do, the manuscript will probably be close to 360,000 words. That is WELL over a thousand pages.
I gotta cut this thing down.
I’m hoping to slice it to AT LEAST 200k words, hopefully closer to 150k. But I kinda see this as karma—I made the first book short and used the excuse of “I’m hewing to the arc of the character” and now the last book is…
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