Today we’re updating the progress tracker for the book itself to show where we’re at; we’ve hit 41% completion.
That may seem to be a bit of a peculiar number, but the calculation is pretty simple, since it’s dividing the number of words of the outline that the draft covers by the total number of words in the outline. It is, admittedly, a bit of a crude estimate, since what could be summed up in a single sentence in the outline can (and has) taken an entire chapter in prose form, but it’s the best way we have of tracking completion.
What this means, in practical terms, is that the current draft is 30 chapters long and about 160,000 words. This is quite a beast of a book, especially for something that’s still unfinished! But the story we want to tell has demanded that sort of length, and our goal has been to make sure that it remains an engaging read from beginning to end. That end is getting closer and closer as I continue to make steady progress on writing chapters, and all of us working on this project remain committed to having the finished version ready in 2021. We’re very eager to share Last Fables with the world, and we hope you’ll continue to enjoy the content we’re releasing ahead of the book itself!