Though I expected to reach this point before Christmas, I completed the first draft of my novel last Wednesday, December 27. It comprises 52 chapters, 80,671 words. I need to write a brief prolog and epilog, as well as an annotated bibliography for those who want to read brilliant accounts of central banking, fiat money, and a market monetary standard.
I'm trying to wait a week before beginning to edit it seriously. I find that very hard to do.