For the first time *ever*, I'm satisfied with the end of the book. I added two new chapters and removed or altered probably another chapter's worth. Maybe more. Hard to tell, at this point. The manuscript (at the moment; it'll probably change) is 509 pages long, 33 pages longer than the last draft, which had already been the longest draft of a book I'd ever written.
I am emotionally wrung out, man.
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