Now, that's not to say that I'm not still open to feedback, because I am, but as far as I am concerned, and more importantly, as far as my Query Process is concerned: I am done.
GUNSLINGERS OF THE APOCALYPSE
157,913 words total (19,910 words cut)
585 pages, double spaced, 12 point font (38 pages cut)
4 years of blood, sweat, tears, and ink
And after a thorough Adverb hunt--during which I was stunned at how many times the word "suddenly" appeared in my book--it is now the embodiment of what I intended; truly, it is the Dewey Oxberger of unpublished novels: a lean, mean, fighting machine...
At least, as far as I can tell...
Either way: DONE!
WOOOOO!And now? Tonight? Well, tonight will be a brief respite, perhaps a movie or two and some reading for the next Scribblerati meeting. But tomorrow? Tomorrow, the work continues. Tomorrow, I return to the Query Process. Tomorrow, I dive back into the fray. Onwards and upwards, my friends. Ever onwards and upwards.