The target is 100,000 words.
I’m 25,000 words in at Stage 3 (ready for final proof and external edit).
There’s another 10,000 words at Stage 2 (had 3rd proof and 3rd edit).
And another 10,000 words at Stage 1 (had 2nd proof and 2nd edit).
(Stage 0 is construction and continual edit/rewrite until I can finally leave it alone)
The plot is mapped out to conclusion.
So it’s time to trigger the rejection letters and email.
Starting next week I shall begin sending the submission of my second novel to literary agents in a quest to achieve publication.
I’m not holding my breath because I remember how difficult it was to get the first book published.