The first draft of part one is complete.

Numbers, for those of you who like such things:

  • pages 976
  • words 201,670
  • paragraphs 6,143
  • lines 23,206

Now you get to guess, in the course of writing this book, how many:

  • beers were consumed
  • times I said ‘fuck, I am insane
  • farinaceous objects Kelley baked to stave off utter despair
  • narrative techniques I invented.

Feel free to go wild. I will. (Think explosive decompression.)