71,497 / 90,000
Abbie and I decided to break Knight Commander into two books. Chapters 1-10 are still Knight Commander, and Chapters 11-15 are now its direct sequel, Knight on Hope Station. Since the wordlength of the first book went from 103k to 64k, there was a need to spend more time on the characterization of some of the supporting cast, and bring it back up to around 90k. A new chapter three and a new chapter six have been outlined and I’m almost done with the new chapter three right now.
I’m trying to figure out how to do the second book in bringing it up to 90k from 39k. Yikes.