Wow. Right now The Gnostic, Book One: Initiate is sitting at 106,171 words with five chapters left in this rewrite. I believe it will be wrapped up at 120-130,000 words with the next rewrite, and then I polish it all up… and set it aside until I am done with the second book in the trilogy.
So the thought occurs to me from time to time; what do I do if it flops? Easy. Start a new novel. I figure you get better with every attempt. This is actually my third or fourth attempt at a novel, and I have never gotten past chapter six or seven before now. Whether it succeeds or not, this novel was a breakthrough for me. It’d be a waste not to keep at it now!