Novel’s complete at 50,122 words!
At least, I think it’s complete. Last time I thought it was done, there turned out to be another 45,000 words of story to tell in there.
The cut-off point this time felt more natural, but could seem just as arbitrary to a reader.
Only way to find out for sure is to hand it off to those brave friends willing to read and offer feedback on something so rough and ragged (bless you all).
Till then, it’s back to editing my other projects. I’ve had some ideas for how to trim my first novel into a better shape. cracks knuckles
Hope you have a Happy New Year! May your words sparkle, your stories captivate, and your edits be painless :)