The Harry Potter series’ word count of about 150,000 words per book? Cute. The Lord of the Rings‘ tally of just under 500,000? OK, formidable.
But Billy Corgan may have both beat.
The Smashing Pumpkins frontman is currently penning God is Everywhere From Here to There, a new memoir that’s been in the works for a few years, and according to a new post on his website updating fans on its progress, it’s over 200,000 words right now — and isn’t even close to being finished.
“A few days prior I crossed the 200,000 word threshold, convinced that the midway point of said opus had been reached,” Corgan wrote. “But this was not so, as only 5 of 12 intended sections have been covered.”
So that means, assuming the final seven sections are as lofty word count-wise as their predecessors, we could be talking a 400,000-word memoir at least, if not more.