Approaching Infinity: Book Five
First Draft: 71,800 words
It's a bit short and was done in record time, but Book 5 is essentially complete. I intend for it to grow a little in the editing stage, which should put it closer to my goal of 74-76k words. It's been a whirlwind ride writing this and has perhaps been the most fun so far because of the mixture of past and present (I know I keep harping on this, but I can't express enough how good it feels to be at this point, to have realized my dream of seeing this in (e)print and as a part of a much larger and fuller whole—good stuff, Maynard!). I've still got a ton of decade-old notes to finish consulting, but have the next book pretty much plotted and will be ready to start writing once Book 5 is all edited and out, which should be sometime in November at the latest.