Bae > Bay
The "new" old book I'm editing now started out as an assignment for a film class that several years later I decided to turn into a full book. Still, the paper I submitted seems to represent a fully formed idea, like it was all thought out already.
The book was handwritten on 55 sheets of paper. There are 104 pages with writing and 6 blank pages (sides of a single sheet).
3 pages have just a paragraph on them that, taken together, make up about half a page.
3 pages are half pages.
Looking at that it can be estimated at 100 full pages (98 + .5(4)).
The text, not counting titles and extras, is 82,322 words, so there's roughly 823 handwritten words on each page, or 1,646 words per sheet of paper.
I was originally worried the book wouldn't be long enough, but these words are microscopic, so I easily made the quota.
Some pages are cut up and taped together because the book was written out of order and scenes were reorganized. Other pages have extra bits taped on because I wanted to finish a paragraph without getting a new sheet and losing my place, because the book was written out of order. It took two months to type up not only because the text is microscopic but because I had to decipher notes such as:
[End of Flashback]
next page (3XXD)
Rework in light of beginning of chapter =>
Imma include scans of a few of these pages as an appendix to the book. I also have a few videos where I choreographed the fight scenes. Those won't be included. I did a 35 minute audio commentary when it was first written. I might put that up on my Bitchute channel. I'm also going to use it as inspiration for the essay at the end of the book.