I finally reached the 50,000 mark tonight. LOL, good thing, too, considering tonight is the last night. Another plus...I've got 15,598 words written for my sequel. But after much delay, I'm finally starting my new job tomorrow. I'm going to take a break from writing for the next couple of weeks, and then I'll go back and start editing the first story. It needs a lot of work. But once I'm done with editing and I'm satisfied with it, I'll start preparing the query letters. We'll see how it goes.