Wanna see it and feel up to reading 14,000 words on the quick so I can revise and ship it off to ericreynolds later tomorrow? Please let me know and I'll send you a copy!
Here was my inspiration, by the way; the piece of art that I'm "literating" (that is, illustrating via words versus vice-versa):
I have loved Ron Miller's art since I was in junior high-school, particularly this image. Thank you, Eric, for granting me the opportunity to finally write a story I've been wanting to write for decades!
EDIT: I've wrapped up my first edit pass and sent it off to folks who expressed interest in reading it by tomorrow afternoon. If you wanted a copy but didn't get one, let me know and I'll zing it your way!