In the thread for Book 2, Act VII, Zemyla said (and I replied):
>>Also, I have to wonder if their departure is the end of GG 2. It has
>>the same number of chapters, and looks like a good ending point.
>TTW has eight acts, and I've one more planned for NSM as well (which
>covers Remilia's business in Paris, among other things), although it
>may work best for it to come out after OWaW 21; still thinking that
Upon review, I believe you were right about Act VII being the end of Notes from the Scarlet Mansion. The setting and tone change in (what was going to be) Act VIII is marked enough, and it's looking like there's material enough to follow, to justify breaking it there and making the next act the first of a third book.
So that's what I'll be doing! Sometime in the next couple-three hours, when Act I of Book 3 comes out. :)
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