As Debra was saying, the edited manuscript was scant of a full book, and I'd left out a lot of the interesting story.
Tonight I finished the "Here, kitty kitty" chapter and the aftermath chapter. It seems a good time to stop and count words, since it's at a bit of a neutral position.
Cataclysm v4, the version sent to the editor: 247 pages, 76,012 words.
Cataclysm v5, current version: 285 pages, 84,680 words.
Difference: 38 more pages, 8,668 more words.
Addition: 11.4% increased word count.
That's a lot. What's left to go? I still need to add the scene showing Crystal helping people deal with post-cataclysmic losses. I still need to beef up the library scene a little to make sure people know how they survived. I still need to beef up the Olympus scene to get to know the relationship between the deities more. I still need to beef up the final battle to--well, beef it up. I have some really cool ideas for it, but you'll have to wait. I also still have to add more magic training scenes.
That's a lot left to do. On the other hand, I've already done quite a lot, and it's not quite 1/3 of the way through August. Whew.
Time to go to bed. G'night, all!
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