240,000 words, 666 pages, and over 800 footnotes to provide greater depth. Yes, my next work is complete as a draft. With so much to edit, it will be 2018 when the book is published. I am currently editing around 10% per day. I expect to finalise the text before Yule.
The research I have put into this work has been revelatory for myself. The hours of study and investigation, field trips, and work upon the text itself has been a joy. I have effectively put in sufficient study hours to qualify with a degree in the subject. The value to myself has been so much greater — I have Become much more as a result of this process.