As my agent observed today, jumpstarting the thing again was always going to be an absolute bugger. Much of this has been written and rewritten and written again. Note revised total. Right now, it feels like the thing will be directly told in 80K words. In revision I will go back and see what I left untold. Which will bring the count over 90K.
“Jim Rosato was recently married, to a Greek nurse. Rosato was half Irish and half Italian, and there was a pool on at the 1st as to which of them would arrive at work wearing the other’s skin as a hat within the year.”