140,623 words, not counting chapter titles.
244 MS Word pages
Not to let it rest a week or so and then the real work begins. The revisions. I'll keep blogging about the versions, why I'm changing things. I thought I'd be more relieved or something. This is only the second novel I've finished, after all. I guess I don't feel it's done until it's in some editor's hands and he/she's grinning while they're reading it.
I'm also going to catch up on my reading for the rest of the month. First up, Masked, an anthology of superhero stories. That's a genre dear to me, so I'll read it and post my review of it here. I'm also going to devour a few Dorthy L. Sayer and Georgette Heyer novels for a change of pace.
My original plan was to write some short stories but I want to have Angel Odyssey in publishable shaped by end of October (World Fantasy) so I'm not taking much time off.
I'm also going to read up on some of my books about writing, which I've mentioned as well. I'll be sharing my thoughts on that as well.
Thanks to all of you reading and thanks most of all to my wife, who's kicked my butt when I've needed it (and because she thinks it's fun) and been very supportive.