Well, this was a pretty epic milestone on my writing journey:
The completed (ish) book has now temporarily left my hands, and is being read by a wise and experienced first reader, who will come back to me in due course with feedback.
The inevitable corrections will probably bring on a Bridget Jones-type sulky meltdown with ice cream and bad singalongs in pyjamas:
And THEN I’ll get back to work again. Making progress finally.
Wordcount: 95,240 words, 330 pages.