Now I know what 156,000 words, double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman, looks like. In my role as Buck’s amateur editor, I’ve learned to emulate the late Dorothy Parker:
The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.
~ Dorothy Parker (Thanks to Relief Journal for posting this on their Facebook page.)
This stack will skinny down another twenty or thirty thousand words, and be ready to send out into the world.