It was completed at 12:02 am, Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012. Two weeks late, unfortunately, but still done for all that.
The “word count” function in Microsoft Word tells me it is exactly 130,000 words long. I think that’s kind of cool (and also makes it the longest fiction book I have written, by about 16,000 words). I will soon ruin that nice round number by adding dedications and an afterword. Even so. It’s now officially done, and I am happy to see it full and complete.
I’ll have more to say later today, but for now? Bed time, man. I am going to sleep well.