Finished off Chapter 23 and made decent inroads on Chapter 24 yesterday, and am getting very, very close to the end. I’m under 119K at this point, and even if I don’t make a hard 20,000 words removed, I can deal with this. So as soon as I finish Chapter 24 and the epilogue, I’ll be putting out the call for people who want to beta read this thing for me.
Today, being the Fourth of July, will have somewhat less editing efforts tonight. This afternoon, though, is a different story–or at least it will be as soon as I get back from taking a walk outside in the sunshine of glory. More later.
Edited last night: -589
Chapter 23 revised total: 4,767
Chapter 24 revised total: 6,297
Lament of the Dove revised total (fourth draft): 118,825