2/27: 411 words. Forging Bonds has now gone over 40,000 words and is on pace to be about the same length as the first two books in the series. So that’s good news. I really just wish I had the time to write a couple thousand words a day and could finish this in March.

But that’s not my reality. Instead, I’ll keep going at my manageable pace of almost 500 words a day, which (according to my quick math) should have me finishing the first draft (which is really the second draft, since I do so much editing as I go) in exactly two months. That was far too many parentheticals.