Of course, anyone who understands anything about writing a novel understands that "finished writing," or in this case, "finished rewriting" only means that I finished the rough draft. The bazillions of content edits and copy edits are still to come. But, once I do the first pass-through with the spell and grammar checker, it is ready for my beta readers.
I thought this was going to be a small novel word-count wise. Last time I worked on Aurora Redress, the novel stood at 73,800. Today, I fleshed out a few sections more, more notably I introduced one of my key theories behind how people get from one time and place to another. I wrote 3,400 words all in one day today for a total novel length of 77,200. Not bad.