That’s the phrase I use when I reach 70,000 words in a novel (I’m 7/8 done), as I just did with On the Wings of the Sun, Book Seven in the Beyond the Blue Horizon series. The idea is that just as an airplane comes in for a landing, so I have the end of the book , the landing spot, if you will, in sight and so I can “coast” to its resolution. I know exactly what’s going to happen in the rest of this book, and so it will be about ten more days before I can write the final words, which always are “[Someone] was flying.”
If all goes well, this book won’t be published until early 2020. I hope that if you’ve read the first four published novels you’ve enjoyed them, and that you will like Books Five and Six (which have been written) when they come out in 2018 and 2019 respectively, and that you will follow Otto’s adventures all the way through Book Twelve, which will be called On the Wings of Eternity.
Thanks for reading, and I look forward to writing more for you!