Well, in that, I've finished my version of the novel. It stands at 105,000 words plus. But, it's actually not finished in the way that the keen bunnies at school who keep asking to read it will enjoy the experience just yet because I now need to work through ALL the suggestions, comments, 'eekks' and edits from my publisher and agent.
Still, it's a relief to have got to the end and I feel very happy with the story (though I KNOW there will be lots of bits to mould into a better shape).
My usual word length is around 40,000. Before Banquo's Son, the last two books were about 60,000 words in length; my previous children's novel Space Gum was 30,000 words.
Much, much easier to remember where you put things when you only have to read over 80 or 120 pages. Continuity is going to be on my radar as I go through the next stage. Can't have the moon being full one day and a sliver the next, can I?
Bloodlines cover coming soon - squeeee