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A Marathon Before I Die

Current Word Count: ~37,000 in the manuscript, ~45,000 with later material that is already written.

Listening To: The Great Eatlon from "Lady in the Water" composed by James Newton Howard

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After two months of work, (not to mention those three heinous weeks of busy-ness prior to Spring Break) I have finally completed chapter 5. The length is ~15,700, which amounts to about 40-45% of the whole book thus far, not counting later chapters I've already written.

I feel like the original marathon guy, the one the legend is made up after. He ran 26 miles and then died. That is me right now.

On the plus side, I am very excited about how things are progressing. The end of chapter 5 could probably use some polishing before I'm really okay with it, but overall I like how it worked out.

We get a good look into the history, culture and mythology of the people in the world of ARK. At the same time, we also learn a lot about the past events that have been nagging at Tru for the whole…