Reefs of Time, Coming Along

I’ve promised to give occasional updates on my progress with The Reefs of Time. If the average picture is worth a thousand words, this one’s worth 125,000 words. That’s how far I am into the major rewrite of the manuscript, which as you can see from this picture is a little more than halfway through the 240,000-word monster total. For comparison, Sunborn was about 140,000 words total.

In pages, I’m at around 620 of 1200. So, I’ve come a long way, and still have a ways to go. But I’ve gotten through some really thorny rewrite problems, and what’s behind me feels solid. I think it’s a good story! I’m making excellent progress now, better than I have in a long time. Pray for it to continue!

Reefs of Time progress

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14 Responses

  1. Richard Bowker
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    But . . . there are some subplots that need expansion in the third draft!

  2. Trent Palmer
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    Hey Jeff. 1200 pages!!!!! I DO like long storys. What’s the ETP (sorry, the estimated time of publishing) on it?

    • Jeffrey
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      Hi Trent. I’ll give an ETP when it’s all done. I’ve learned not to make predictions!

  3. Allysen
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    Rich, bite your tongue! Tell him to shorten and speed up!

  4. Eric
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    Just stumbled across the Chaos Chronicles and read the first 4 books over the past few weeks. I am now looking forward to you threading your way to the completion of book 5. Thank you for an entertaining time.

  5. Jeffrey
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    Glad you liked it, Eric! (Them, I mean.)

  6. Tim
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    Hi Jeffery any update on how the 2nd… maybe final draft is coming 😉 I just read the first 4 novels this weekend and really enjoyed them. Can hardly wait for the 5th.

  7. Asko Seeba
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    Hi Jeff, wish you all the best! I have gone through the fist four books already a while ago, and every now and then googling you up to see if there has been any great news on the fifth book – see, how big fan of this series I am! If there are any ways I could beam you some mental energy to get this beast done, just let me know :).

  8. Jeffrey
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    Thanks! Every bit of encouragement helps. I’m making steady progress, but it’s a huge book.

  9. Semora
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    I’ve been a fan of this series for many years and am very happy to hear that you are still writing on it. You’re my favorite sci-fi author and I have all 4 books (hardback) of the Chaos Chronicles proudly displayed on my bookshelf.

    Can’t wait until I can add book 5 to my collection. 🙂

  10. jeffreyacarver
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    Thank you! I appreciate it!

  11. Tom Middleton
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    This is an amazing series! i have read it, then re-read it, and read it yet again. The story gets better with every telling. We need more of Bandie, Charlie, Napoleon, Copernicus, Ik, Li-Jared, Antares, and yes, Julie Stone! What a wild ride the you have given us with the translator and the stones. Bring it on!

    • Jeffrey A. Carver
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      Thanks, Tom! I need more readers like you! Please go forth and tell everyone! 🙂

      I’ll have another update soon. (No, not done, but steady progress.)

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