Final Word Count: 98,632

At 10:27 a.m. this morning, I finally finished inputting all of the novel edits I made longhand. The final word count was 98,932, which means that I cut 3,321 words in total, about 33% of what I’d hoped to potentially cut. Most of the words cut were in the final chapter, which I completely rewrote (taking it from 15-20 pages down to two and a third). But, in the end, the numbers aren’t really all that important. I feel great about this book now, and I can’t wait for everyone to read it.