I actually used to try and keep a running word count of the chapters we’d write, but I since had to give up on it because we just have too many chapters to keep up with. Add that to the fact that every time we edit a chapter, the word count changes so I had to flop and give up. Tooooo much.

Luckily, as for what we’ve already got posted, Archive of Our Own is a wonderful website to post your stories. It keeps a running count of everything you post! So I know how much I have posted between all my different stories, and once chapters are posted it gets added to the total.

Current word count of all things posted: 

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That is just some crazy number of words, and I wouldn’t be surprised if what we have saved and waiting to be edited can come close to rivaling it. The horror story is our longest story we’ve written (which is why it takes so damn long to finish editing), and is at least 220k words by itself, based on my last count before I gave up.

If you’re ever curious about what the current word count of posted things is, drop me a line and I’ll dig up the number!

Oh, dear. Poor Jacob, and his tumbly nature! We’ll just have to wait and find out. I can’t imagine the scolding he’d get if he caused an earthquake in the room, lol.

As for chapter length, I must point out that with the development of my writing style has some changes to how chapters are set up. I gravitate towards suspense and anxiety, therefore we’ve gone from chapters that were usually ~3k to 4k words to chapters that can vary from ~1.5k to 5k words. With three updates a week, this shouldn’t be a problem. And there will be times that the word count goes under!

Because word count should never drive how a story is set up. The writing itself should do that.

Ask away at any time! I don’t mind 🙂

Currently, the running count is at 258k words as of the end of The Schism of Fire and Water. If at any time you’re interested in how many words are in the series as a whole or any of the specific stories, visit this page. I adore AO3 because not only does it let you group stories together in a series (the spark that ignited my idea to turn my Brothers Apart story into a series instead of a one shot) it also does not count notes in that word count like fanfiction does, and it’s friendly to guest users so that they can review and give kudos without needing to register!

Unpublished works are probably over 120k at this point… which is good because it’s been about two months since I was last able to write for the series. But I think I’ve got plans for what I want to do next… wish me luck!