>I recently finished a draft of my novel. It’s 320 pages and 83,000 words long. And as soon as I finished it I made a list of things I know I want to do to it before I send it to my agent. (My agent doesn’t know what she’s in for. I’ve told her the title and a very rough idea of what it’s about. I have no idea how she’s going to react.) I also sent the novel to my friend Mary to get her reaction, because it has been sooo long since anyone has read any part of this book, and I’ve lost perspective. I got Mary’s feedback today and I am excited to start work on the “final” push!