Laura Horn: Part V Done!!!

Posted: July 14, 2014 in Novel, Progress Report, Writing
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I could just about start dancing in my seat! Well, I would but I’m typing up this post, and it’s getting very late, so no time to mess around.

Anyway, I’m proud to announce that I’ve just finished Part V of my novel-in-progress Laura Horn, leaving only three chapters left until I finish the whole damn thing! I’m so excited, especially this novel has taken longer than others to write, a little over a year at this point in fact. It’s also been a great challenge to write. That’s true for any novel, but this one was a challenge because it’s a lot more thriller than my other books (even Snake, which is thriller, is one with horror overtones), and there’s a lot of growth centered on one character, which I had to monitor and make believable throughout the book. All in all though, I’m happy witht he result. Sure, it may take anywhere between one and three more drafts to make ready for publication, but I don’t see too much of a problem.

And now I’m going to add up the pages and word counts to see where I stand in. Part V was 32 pages and 8,605 words. That brings the total number of pages (8.5″ x 11″ double-spaced 12-point Times New Roman font) to 324 pages and the total number of words to 85,879. Wow, looks like that prediction on word count back when I finished Part IV was right. Though I can’t imagine the Epilogue to be very long. Five-thousand words or so, or twenty pages or thereabouts.

I hope to finish LH in the next couple of days, Friday or Saturday at the latest. In the meantime, I plan on writing up an interview and one or two blog posts and articles before I get onto the last three chapters. It shouldn’t take me too long. I hope, anyway.

That’s all for now. It’s late, so I’m heading to bed. Goodnight, my Followers of Fear.

  1. You’re progress on this is quite astounding. Do people ask you frequently “where do you find the time?”

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