I’ve now hit 57k words (another 1000 added today). It’s not all deathless prose, most of it is to get the characters from A to Z, with the texture and depth being added later on, but there is the occasional fine phrase.
And 3 blog entries posted at suite101, including one on the launch party for Vengeance.
But I’m starting to feel like I’m on a treadmill that never stops. I could murder a bit of non-SF to read, but I counted up and I have about 15 or 16 mags and books to read.