At least, I hope I'll be done with the Bell-Men rewrites by next Wednesday. I'm to the point at the ending where I'm stripping out almost everything I wrote in the first draft, so wordcount is actually shrinking--which is good, since at the moment it stands at 123,000 words, which is about 20,000 words too long. The next revision pass is going to be cut cut cut cut cut.
I'm truly so close to the ending I could finish it in about an hour, except that I'm still not 100% sure how to end it. The bad guy is dead, Cam and Tomas have been reunited, but I still have to resolve the murders and set up for the sequel. You know, that actually won't be as hard as it seems right now. Maybe I should just settle in and write the rest of it tonight (yeah, right I will).
I've been thinking of retitling the book from Bell-Men to Bell-Men and Bloodhound. What do you think?
I've been thinking all day that it's January 14. Apparently it's only the 13th. I feel like I won a free day in the lottery or something.