Time to fall over.
With Fate Conspire is revised and off to L’Editor.
Length of final draft: 157,000 words
Length of kill-file, containing material longer than a sentence or two cut during the process: 57,000 words
Dear Whichever God Rules Over Novelists,
What do I have to sacrifice to you in order to guarantee that my next novel will not require me to write thirty-six percent more material than I actually use? Lemme know, and I’ll get right on that.
Your obt. servt.,
A Very Tired Writer