That’s it. After 19 weeks and 106,000 words, the first draft of the Conquistador Dragon Novel is finished. Its working title is now “The Cannon and the Coin,” an epic fantasy about faith, globalization, and the Age of Exploration.
A quick little accounting for my own benefit: of our two main characters, currently 51,000 words from Kekoa’s perspective, and 52,000 from Ciosa’s. I don’t think I could’ve gotten those numbers so close if I’d tried.
Next up: drinking whisky until the reality of this accomplishment sets in.