And so, off went the revised VANISHED files this afternoon. Bye-bye!
Final word count after read-through and tweak: 108,650 (exactly, not approximated.) And some of it is so good it makes me cry. (Thanks to the evil Mark Henry who made a suggestion I didn’t want to take, but that snuck in anyhow.)
Now I can settle down to read a bit, work on Book 5, then the SF forensic thriller, and the librarian superhero book!
At least until the copyedits arrive.