Thank you so much for your feedback, everyone! I’ve tried to incorporate your comments into this next draft. Please let me know how it strikes you!
The Sundered is complete at 105,000 words, and I am as sleepy and happy as it is possible to be.
Next, of course, comes the Big Edit, which will hopefully trim at least 5,000 words and help me to tighten the query. After that comes the synopsis, then more query-editing, and then- if all beta-readers think it’s ready to go – I will begin the agent-hunting process. Wanna see the query?