I have now moved from the struggle into the resolution. It’s all down hill from here. I expect the novel to be 70-80k words. The shortest novel I’ve written yet. But I always seem to add on most of my revisions. I hope to keep it shorter, but we’ll see.
Now you may ask, hey, how does that compare with other thrillers? Well, here are the lengths of a few of James Patterson’s.
|4th of July||68,000|
|Judge and Jury||74,288|
And here are some more by some other authors.
|Lee Child||Gone Tomorrow||146,000|
|Lee Child||One Shot||124,000|
|Lee Child||Killing Floor||162,000|
|Michael Connelly||The Brass Verdict||145,000|
|Ridley Pearson||Cut and Run||114,000|
|Robert Crais||The Watchman||82,000|
|Robert Crais||The First Rule||76,000|
|Robert Crais||The Sentry||82,000|
|Brad Thor||Full Black||117,000|
|Brad Thor||Athena Project||102,000|
|Dean Koontz||The Good Guy||93,000|
|Dean Koontz||The Husband||94,000|