More seriously, how about a few numbers to think about? Here is tonight's production milestone report:
Chapters draft-complete: 16 of 20*
Draft file size: 608 KB**
Word count: 80,058
Technical illustrations complete: 5
Total technical illustrations planned or in progress: 9
Character illustrations complete: 1
Total character illustrations planned or in progress: Undecided
Cover designs: 6 of 6
* Final chapter count still subject to change. Does not include front matter (Author's note, foreword, prologue) or back matter (afterword, acknowledgements), of which the former is all done and the latter about 2/3 complete.
** Note that this is a Microsoft Word 97-2003 .doc file, so a lot of that - I estimate about 1/3 - is word processor overhead, not the actual content.
Benjamin D. Hutchins, Co-Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & Forum Mod
Eyrie Productions, Unlimited http://www.eyrie-productions.com/
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