TOUCHSTONE is finished. The world’s longest rewrite, certainly MY world’s longest rewrite, and I’ve sent it off to my editor just in time for the frantic last-minute business of getting off to New York. The first draft a year ago was 400+ pages, the second draft in December was slightly more than 500, this (final, absolutely, no questions except maybe tweak a couple things) version is 640 pages, 170,000 words, polished and perfect and gloriously alive on the page. I feel as if I’d been pulling a car uphill for the past three months. I feel as if my head is leakng grey matter. I feel…
It’ll be party time in New York, I tell you what.