For the last few years, Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan has been hard at work on a memoir entitled, God is Everywhere From Here to There. Now, Corgan’s offered a status update on the project: he’s already written 200,000 words about himself, but isn’t even halfway done.
“A few days prior I crossed the 200,000 word threshold, convinced that the midway point of said opus had been reached,” Corgan revealed in a blog posting on Smashing Pumpkins’ website. “But this was not so, as only 5 of 12 intended sections have been covered.”
“General indications are that the book will eventually clock in at a half million words,” Corgan added. “Too many I say; but sadly, never enough.”
To put things in context (via Radio.com), the average word count for a Harry Potter book was about 150,000, while The Lord of the Rings was just under 500,000. But this is Billy Corgan we’re talking about.
Of course, Corgan’s memoir could only get that much longer by the time he’s done with all his other current projects, which include two new Pumpkins albums, a reissue of Machina, developing a wrestling TV series for AMC, and finding a new drummer.