Nostalgia City Mysteries

By Mark S. Bacon

‘The Marijuana Murders’ by the numbers

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Notable elements in the content and creation of my latest novel, The Marijuana Murders

86,044
Number of words in the book

1980
Year Pac Man was licensed for distribution in the United States

907
Number of cups of tea I drank while writing

900
Depth in feet of the Lavender Pit in Bisbee, Arizona

381
Number of days it took me to write it

374
Number of miles from Nostalgia City to Agua Prieta, Mexico

340
Number of pages

235
Horsepower rating for the 1974 Chevy Monte Carlo with the 454 cu. in. engine (More than 300,000 Monte Carlos were produced by Chevrolet that year.)

205
Top speed (estimated) in miles per hour for a 2018 McLaren 570s

74.5
Height, in inches, of my protagonist Kate Sorensen

67
Number of chapters

33
Number of states in which medical marijuana is available (Medical marijuana is also recognized in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.)

13
Number of beta readers and critique group members who read it before it went to my publisher

10
Number of states that have legalized recreational marijuana  (It’s also legal in D.C.)

8.2
Amount of estimated annual U.S. retail sales of marijuana, in billions of dollars

6
Number of hours of Ravi Shankar music I listened to while writing certain chapters

 

5
Approximate number of onion rings Lyle eats in a scene with Earl Williams

3
Number of times I use a form of the f-word

7 thoughts on “‘The Marijuana Murders’ by the numbers

  1. Pingback: ‘The Marijuana Murders’ by the numbers — Nostalgia City Mysteries – Happy Gardening

    1. mbaconauthor Post author

      Not quite. In college I smoked cigarettes. But now decades after quitting tobacco, smoking anything makes me cough and gag. I’ve tried it, but don’t like it. Fortunately there are alternatives to smoking it.

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  2. christelkhall@gmail.com

    This is great. So you actually tracked how many cups of tea you drank while working??? (or estimated?)

    Happy holidays to you and Anne!

    Christel

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