Boom! The first draft of Novum-2 is finished, clocking in at 27,000 words (which happens to be nearly identical to Novum-1.)
I'll probably add another 3,000 words during my rewrites, but then a few
hundred will be cut during the lengthy editing process. That's how it
works...at least for me.
In related news, my brother Dave just sent me the final version of the Novum-2 cover, so that's great timing. I won't give a date yet, but expect the book to be out in a couple of months, maybe July (which also, coincidentally, is when Novum-1 was published last year.)