But it's done! Very pleased to have cranked out another story before the year's end. It clocked in at 7300 words, word processor count. Which, unfortunately puts it at 8400ish, manuscript count. Going to try to do some judicious cutting in my editing and rewrites, but it's still going to be a hard sell due to length. Sigh.
In a flurry of glow-of-accomplishment, I'm tempted to crack open the novel again, see if I can't make some headway on it. We'll see.