The Incredible Shrinking Manuscript!

Another all-nighter, but what can you do.

My book is sitting at a lean, mean 99,900 words.  And I'm not quite finished with the edits.  But for sure on Saturday, it will be off my desk and in my agent's inbox. And then I can go to Las Vegas with nothing hanging over my head.

Confession:  I tried to weasel out of cutting it down this far.  Not because the book wouldn't benefit, but because I didn't think I could do it.   But my agent wouldn't let me off the hook.   She told me not to fret, and said that not only did she believe I could get the book down to under 100k, but once I did, it would be that much better.

She was right on both counts.