Hot dang, I’m dangerously close to sewing up the first draft.

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77,140 / 80,000

That inching past 96% you see there is the result of my having worked Chapter Nine into the ground until it whimpered for mercy (or until I did; still not sure which.) There’s just the messy detail of an Afterword and, perhaps, a few hundred words of Prologue if I can make this idea I just had work. Not much to go, I’m hoping to sew it up by Pesach.

I’ve begun getting edits back from my editor at Beacon, and so never fear–I’ll still have what to do in April and May. So far they sometimes leave me with relatively little to do, sometimes ask me to reconfigure or beef up this section or that. They haven’t been nearly as gruesome as I had feared, which is nice, I think. It’ll be interesting to get in and give everything a serious, hard second look. But not yet! Not this week! No, no, not at all.

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