First-pass: 400 pages (complete).
Second-pass: ~160 pages.
Formatting: 75 pages.
Cover art: aaaaaaaaaaa!
(Which is to say, man, I wish I hadn’t planned the release of this book during the slowest time of this business year, in which I can’t squeeze stock photography out of the budget, never mind commissioning custom art of the Drake-class frigate.
Whose deck layout I am still sketching out this morning, because… well, maybe someday.)