As of yesterday afternoon at five, the word count for Stormriders had reached 48K.
(Numbers and whether or not they ought to be spelled out in writing remind me of a joke my dear clone-sibling shared with me a couple of days ago: “The existence of the Chicago-style hot dog implies the existence of the MLA style hot dog as well.” Weird joke. I’d have said it implies the existence of the AP-style hot dog, which I’d guess is pretty much the same thing as a Chicago-style one except without the onions, because people who prefer AP-style hot dogs don’t have time to chew onions, or something like that. *shrug*)
Anyway. The writing goes well on Stormriders. The most recently written bit involves a scene that’s in the immediate aftermath (sans epilogue) of The Dark Plaza. I don’t think it contains any “spoilers” for that novel, though. (Besides, who’s gonna read both The Awakening series and The Endless Realms? I mean, just because there are three characters in Project Brimstone who also appear in various books of The Awakening, that doesn’t automatically mean these series are connected or anything, right? *rolls eyes*)
The “prequel series” is slightly stalled at the moment, not because the author doesn’t know what happens next but because he does know. I understand; I’m not exactly looking forward to when the story gets to the stuff in Utah, but then again, I think I’ll feel relieved to have that out of the way. (‘That’s kinda twisted, Weaver: You’re not worried about WWIII happening in that setting, but you’re worried about one character being interrogated by government agents for a few weeks?’ Yeah, because I’m not there for the WWIII part, am I?)