Black Hole Son is now in the can. Absolute Final Word Count: 119,698.
I feel like I should say something profound at this point, but I guess it doesn't feel like I've really put it to bed. The Black Hole Son settings and characters are still tumbling in my head like so much laundry. There are no whistles and bells when you complete a novel, just the event of switching your eyes to the next project.
Anyway, now it's time to start shipping that query letter. I've been exhaustively researching agents, how agents work, good agents and bad agents, query letters, publishing worlds, what to look for, what to ask. I'm starting to burn out on research alone. But I keep going.
Work on the next novel starts tomorrow at 7:30 AM sharp. We'll see you there.