And another milestone number: Book IV is now over 140,000 words. This was one intermediate goal–to hit this or more before leaving for DragonCon. Glad to be here a couple of days ahead, as it means I can visit ArmadilloCon this weekend. Can’t spend long there, what with the packing and also the resting-up I need to do, but I can at least drop by and visit friends I otherwise don’t see between the conventions. Next year I’ll be going to WorldCon in Chicago, which gives me an extra day (assuming ‘DilloCon’s in the same relation, time-wise, to Labor Day weekend) and I should be able to actually *attend* it again.
New stuff: Arcolin finally got his head straight (thanks in part to Dorrin) and has made his choice. He and his new wife are now heading north to the stronghold. Kieri just keeps finding out more and more about his past and the intricate and unfortunate politics of his grandmother’s elvenhome. Anything more than that would be major spoilers, and there’s Echoes in between so I can’t do that.
If possible, I’ll keep adding words between now and DragonCon proper–the next three days and on the train both. Everything I write now shortens the time to finishing the main draft and gives me more revision time. Do not like to be rushed in revision!
I’ll post the contest rules when I get back from DragonCon–I don’t want to risk losing any entries while I’m traveling.