“Gods” is now officially longer than “Fire”

Dreams of Fire and Gods - FireThe final novel in the Dreams of Fire and Gods trilogy, which is called Gods, is now about a thousand words longer than the second novel Fire was.

This probably isn’t terribly exciting news to most people, but it is to me.  Although Fire was exactly as long as I felt it needed to be, it was considerably shorter than Dreams, the first novel in the trilogy.  In order to wrap things up properly, I wanted Gods to be longer than that.  There are so many twists and turns in the plot that I felt a short novel would be cheating readers.  

Not that I wanted it to be War and Peace.  Dreams was actually a bit long at just under 80,000 words.  It’s looking like Gods will probably roll in at about 65,000 words, and everything should wrap up very nicely.

However, this means I have to adjust the meter on the sidebar to reflect the new estimated word count.  (It’s been at 55,000 words for a while.)  So if it looks like I’m deleting pages, that isn’t the case.  It’s still moving forward.  I estimate it will be finished (first draft, anyway) within the next two weeks!

 

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