5,849 words left to cut to get me to 140K. I’ve cut 25,982 so far during this pass.
Exhausting work, but I’d just put it off too damn long. It was about time it got done. It’s a reasonable book length now, and the story’s been scraped down to the core, no extraneous bullshit.
Still, tiring. Should finish by tomorrow, and then I’ll have no book-guilt regarding this one. It’s a clean shot.