Over the last two days, I completed 3665 words to reach the end of the sixth chapter of the new reboot and bringthe total word count up past 17,000. My outline has 44 chapters in it, which might make the book a little on the long side if my chapters don't start trending shorter. I'm going to try not to worry about that right now, though. I can always cut things in revision. Or expand them and make More Books if that seems like the better approach. There's been a lot of character introductions and world building going on, but I think most of the length is coming from my characters feeling talkative. I'm not upset about this. I've always felt dialog is the most fun part of writing.