One of Ray Bradbury’s many famous quotes rolling around on the Internet this week is the one about Writing being 99% thinking and the rest being typing.

As I try to get the word count up on Monster Kingdom, it certainly feels like writing is sometimes 5% thinking and the rest is typing. And typing. And typing.

Whether you are an artist or a writer, the hardest part is always getting the greatness to transition from your brain to your media.

7000 words and counting. YA novels tend to range from as low as 40k to as high as 90k or more in length. Typical is probably around the 50k – 60k range. I expect Monster Kingdom to come in around the 65k region. Quite a bit to go yet, in other words.