Ellen's story that is... She came in around 100k. I'll need to pare her back to around 85k or so. Not a problem. I've some pretty good ideas where to trim.
I'll also be renaming it from "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" to something like "Trust Me" or "The King of Trust" (cause Rex means king... it's a play on words, work with me here.) More drama to come on the renaming.
More drama to come on editing.
Much more drama to come on writing the query and synopsis. Oy! For now, I think I'll revel in the joy of writing my favorite two words, "the" and "end".