37,000 words into the final arc, and just starting Ch. 109. It’s a good pace, but I’m not sure I’m going to be done with the final arc by the time it’s time to fly back from North Carolina, there’s just a lot of final arc to write. (At the pace I am currently writing, I would be producing one 100,000-word novel every 40 days if I could keep it up, and not a trashy novel either. This is despite the fact that I’m typing these very words from inside the waiting room of an urgent care office. No silly complaints, please!)
There will be a meetup at Branciforte’s Brick Oven in North Wilkesboro, NC at 5pm local time on September 13th, 2014 (tomorrow).
Hitherby Dragons is… genuinely impossible for me to describe in one paragraph. Weird, interesting, weird, very poetic, and weird.
The next Progress Report will be posted at 5pm Pacific Time on October 1st, 2014.
Hi everyone! I am ensconced in North Carolina, near Wilkesboro, which is an hour from Greensboro or Charlotte. The good news is that Ch. 104 is complete at 10,331 words and I am 744 words into Ch. 105. The bad news is that things are looking very crunch-time busy at MIRI up until the end of 2014 once I get back, so I have revised significantly downward the probability that I will be able to start posting the final arc before the end of 2014. Grump grump, trust me I’m not happy about it either. Regardless, I shall still try to storm my way through the draft of the entire final arc while I am in North Carolina.
Email me if you’re reading this and would with high probability come to an HPMOR meetup near Wilkesboro, NC. I don’t know yet if that will happen, but it seems worth checking.
The next Progress Report will post on September 12th at 5PM Pacific Time. I’m putting it there (two weeks from now) to give myself an incentive to have more progress to report.