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This article will be kept to track the progress of the book as it was being written and published

AQATSA was the teaser-title for the fourth volume of the Alexandra Quick series, announced 9 May 2010 (1). The title was suspected to follow the pattern of the first three novels, reading Alexandra Quick and the [S. A.], and indeed the official title was announced in an addendum to the final chapter of Alexandra Quick and the Deathly Regiment on 14 June 2010: Alexandra Quick and the Stars Above (2).

AQATSA will be a sequel to Deathly Regiment, and will take place between the Summer of 2010 and the Summer of 2011, during Alex's ninth-grade year. According to the author, there were be "a somewhat longer wait for [Stars Above] than there was for book three" due to his work on "some other projects" as well as "certain Real Life impositions [expected] to intrude in the coming year." The first draft was completed on 7 August `2011, at a length of 276,000 words.

ProgressEdit

Date Words Source
08/15/10 24,000 4
09/23/10 37,000 5
11/07/10 55,000 6
11/23/10 67,538 7
12/13/10 84,000 8
01/05/11 101,000 9
02/04/11 124,634 10
02/19/11 148,000 11
03/09/11 166,551 12
03/11/11 170,700 13
03/12/11 172,000 14
03/27/11 182,800 15
03/31/11 186,392 16
04/04/11 192,000 17
04/10/11 204,000 18
04/21/11 205,000 19
05/08/11 210,000 20
05/16/11 216,000 21
05/26/11 221,900 22
06/02/11 226,700 23
06/14/11 240,000 24
06/20/11 243,000 25
06/30/11 256,000 26
07/14/11 264,000 27
07/30/11 266,000 28
08/07/11 276,000
1st draft
complete
29
08/22/11 272,999 fb
09/02/11 269,000 30
09/05/11 265,999 31
09/16/11 264,445 32
09/25/11 263,999 33
10/07/11 262,100 34
10/20/11 258,100 35
11/01/11 257,697 36
11/10/11 251,999 37
11/24/11 251,802
semifinal
complete
38

SpeculationEdit

Hypothetical and humorous titles, none of which were correct, have included:

  • Alexandra Quick and the Secret Alliance
  • Alexandra Quick and the Secret Association
  • Alexandra Quick and the Sacred Angels
  • Alexandra Quick and the Sacred Association
  • Alexandra Quick and the Second Amendment

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