My novel, To Sleep, is off to the two beta readers! May their eyes not bug out and may their brains not turn to mush.
After the editing, chapter adjustments, and putting back in a scene, the word count is 99,116. The ‘cuts’ document is 17,745 words.
I really like this novel. But, like I just told the beta readers in their email, I don’t want this one to languish in perpetual re-write like poor Simple Sarah.
Now, to work on a synopsis. I hate those things.