Writing and, mainly story-designing the climax & conclusion of this (6-year, 16-book, 1.6-million-word) epic was by far the hardest thing I've ever done in my life or, I ardently hope, trust, and hereby pledge the hardest thing I ever will do. Something like 500 named characters, dozens of them with fairly complex and intense arcs to complete (satisfactorily, one hopes), dozens of intersecting and (again, hopefully) resolving storylines, many scores of setups to pay-off, tons of callbacks to, erm, callback… Of course I have no one but myself to blame. Well, me and Glynn. I definitely blame Glynn.
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