379,500. Inching to the main stand-off.

Four more scenes. Inching to the main stand-off. Why in the Void have I created so many characters who are in constant conflict with each other?

Unrelated note: just realized that Verra cannot see the sky over the Bridge Market from her washroom, so the passage of her noticing smoke when the corpse of the dog was burned has to go. It did not serve any real purpose, so I made the manuscript shorter by half-a-hundred words. What an achievement.

I am looking forward to the first revision to actually simmer the book down to a slimmer size, but I am rather sure it will never be reduced to paperback dimensions… oh, well.

As a reward for finishing the new scenes, treated myself with The Death of Dulgath by Michael J. Sullivan. Easily my favorite of the Riyria Chronicles. Still wish I’d read the Chronicles before the Revelations, in chronological order (I am weird that way), but it is too late, besides, The Death of Dulgath was not yet written then…