I am so excited. I finally just finished my third edit of my novel, An English Summer. It has taken quite awhile as I needed to add conflict to my story. Conflict is always required for a good romance novel [and most other stories].
My next step is to get into the hands of several beta-readers. They will go over the story and find mistakes I can't because I'm the one who wrote it. They will also tell me if the story flows well or if something else needs to be added or subtracted.
I ended up with 77,145 words. Not bad, not bad at all.