Adept of Chaos is currently up to roughly 135,000 words, which makes it my longest non-omnibus novel to-date… and I’m not sure how much longer it’ll be. I’m guesstimating 145,000 words, but I’m not sure. Depends on how much combat is in the next section, really. And the moment I typed that, I was sure it’s going to go over that.
I’m honestly startled at how long this book has turned out. That’s mostly because a section I expected to be smaller was rather long, and I’m not sure it fits perfectly. I may have to adjust things, but this book certainly isn’t quite as action-packed as the first book. I think I have an issue with if there’s a solid plotline, it tends to slow down my books as I work toward the goal, and if I don’t have a solid plotline, it tends to have more Random Stuff happen. Generally speaking.
In any case, I’m hoping to finish the rough draft this coming week! I have surprisingly little faith that’ll happen, but I’m hopeful. I’m going to be incredibly amused if I finish at the same time that the audiobook of Chosen of Chaos comes out. Once I have that done, I’m going to take a brief break before starting on book 2 of Soul Bound. The audio of Queen’s Gambit should be done around or before the 25th, at which point it’s just a question of how long it takes to get the audiobook approved. I’m looking forward to seeing things come out!