105,000 Words

105,000 Words

I have completed the first draft of a 105k word manuscript. It will go through several revisions before it will be ready for publishing. It took me 3,196,800 seconds to write, or 53,280 minutes. You could also say it took about 888 hours or 37 days.

Are you wondering what genre this will land in? Think Young Adult Science Fiction > Video Game Adaptations and Science Fiction > Dystopian. It’s for those who like Ready Player One (130k words) or Awaken Online (130k words). 105k is pretty comfortable place to end with the 1st draft considering the market.

Want to know what it’s about? Keep reading.



In the future, video games are run by artificial intelligence, AIs, who design fascinating game worlds the human developers wish they had created themselves. Darin enjoys playing the most popular game on the market while trying to adjust to his first year of college and working at a part-time job to help his mother pay the bills. When the AI program begins to play the game along with him, Darin finds himself faced with challenges reaching beyond the game itself.


I may query this one around, or I might not. This is a clean read targeting young adult readers who enjoy books about virtual reality and video games. It is also for those looking for fiction without profanity, sexual content, or excessive violence. I’m looking forward to bringing this novel to readers in the future.

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