That's right, the Capitol book goes! HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO!
The newest novel has crossed over the 40K word mark and soared on into exciting typeset-entrails woven, like a battlefield incision skillfully tying purple ropes to a sharp blade and slowly extending them for many fathoms.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that writing at length - while keeping the characters, real, observant, engaging and deep - is very difficult, and is in many ways every bit as tedious as the sadist warrior ensuring that his enemy lives to see his body cross paths with his own intestines. For all of that horrific and arduous labor, however, there is the well deserved feeling of a remarkably well done job, whether the warrior's tool be a short sword, a typewriter, or a pen.
Persistence, regardless of entanglements, is key.
Persist, my friends.