Anyway...the last third or so of the book hasn't yielded much chop-worthy action, or maybe it's just that I'm getting too close to the story to recognise which parts could be hacked. I did go back to the start and realise my prologue sucks in a number of ways, and I can maybe even remove most of the first section of it. So that's something to give me hope for the next round of editing (which will be Revision #2, resulting in Draft #3, if anyone cares about the details). I am going to finish this 2nd revision, then take a break from this novel (after ordering my proof copy of course). I've seen that recommended in so many places - getting some distance so you can return with fresh eyes & have your merry destructive way with your story. And it's not like I'm short on other projects to work on!
So yeah, just thought I'd report on my progress, and add with a fair amount of GID that I will be done with this revision today. Helllll yes!
Current word count in Scrivener: 128,115.
Yes, way too long. But there is still the future.