Finally finished “The Bride Replete”
I just typed “end” on “The Bride Replete” and it’s only 13742 words long. That’s a mere 5742 words longer than I was aiming for. I have some holes to patch which currently contain notes in handy [brackets] and then massive trimming. It’s unlikely that I will get it anywhere close to 8000 words, but it can certainly be shorter than this monster.
Mostly there’s a tremendous sense of relief to finally have closure.