I need to let it simmer for a couple days, at least, and on Sunday I’ll start going through looking to smooth out the prose, check for inconsistencies and errors, and so forth.
Ripe weighs in at around 30,700+ words.
For comparison, Spoiled was around 10,100+ and Rotten was just under 13,000 words, so Ripe is longer than both previous installments combined!
And man, are those words well-spent: in Ripe, the story I’ve spun will pull readers from Colorado to Australia to Antarctica to Saint Croix of the US Virgin Islands, as well as Hope, Wisconsin. It’s definitely my most global tale, ever.
So, altogether, the Spoiled Rotten trilogy has grown long enough to comprise a nice novel, if a bit on the short side: at around 53,800 words, there will at some point be a print version.
But for now, my goal is this: to get the story edited and up on Amazon… hopefully… in time for Valentine’s Day.
It’s an ambitious goal, but even if I don’t make it, it’s what I’m aiming for.
So, Ripe is coming soon!
And next up will be Razed….