For all y'all die-hards who are jonesing for this beast, I'll give you a little tickle. Yes, an Elmo-style tickle.
I am about 100,000 words into the first draft. I am skipping ahead to write the news coverage of the playoff games, the same way I did for THE STARTER. In short, there are only two people who know who wins the 2684 Galaxy Bowl -- ARealGirl and me.
I have about 50,000-60,000 words to go to finish the first draft, then it will be time to dive into the second. A and I are working hard, and so far it looks like we're on schedule for the April 1 pre-order.
We'll keep you informed.
HAHAAHAH! I KNOW WHO WINS AND YOU DON'T! HAHAAHAAHAHA!!