18,667 words. Time to start buffing. This story is so straightforward compared to most of my stories. Normally, I have to worry a lot about getting every event in the right order and getting each major event foreshadowed. With this story, there isn’t much of that. My main concern is finding an editor as I haven’t heard from my regular editor in a long time. But then again, I haven’t sent him a story in a long time.