Used to be that when I wrote FM books I'd start with the school story, write it, then switch to the mainline. On finishing the school story, I'd write my halfway done post and I'd actually be halfway done.
Just a BIT more muddled nowadays with me switching back and forth to help speed up the writing (which for some reason it does, don't try to explain it), but I just finished the school story of FM6, so there!
We are, of course, much farther than halfway, about 4/5th done actually, with 5 chapters of the mainline left to finish. Having outlined said chapters they are the craziest, most epic, OMFG five continously awesome chapters I'll have yet written in my career, so...we're ending it on a bang!
As to the school story...being honest...I still have a soft spot for FM3s Winter War as my favorite, but this one has some great scenes, including probably the best first chapter in school story history. Also some INSANITY with mentimancy, finally! Plus lots of baked goods and maybe even some pegging. At least in KH's imagination.
So...going forward: 3 to 7 days mini vacation through this next heatwave. Doing a pre edit on all the mainline chapters I've written so far. Writing the final 5 chapters. Month or two of Edit Hell. Then release.
Main Focus: Gush (Fantasy Action/Adventure) Novel, First Draft = 21k out of 100k estimate (21%)
Side Focus #1: Assault on Dread Fortress Paine (Post FM6 Novella) = 20k out of 35k estimate (57%)
Side Focus #2: The Glassbreaker Goes Home (Post FM6 Novella) = 26k out of 40k estimate (65%)
Back Burner #1: FM7 School Story = 0k out of 80k estimate (0%)
Back Burner #2: Super Secret Awesome Project
Other Stuff I Need to Get To: FM3-FM6 concordance updates