The word count on this thing is over 192,000 words. My target length for publication is about 105,000 words.
So tomorrow I start cutting with a chainsaw.
I have already decided on one entire parallel plot line the grew too much will be completely removed and used in Book 2. That might be as much as 50,000 words alone. Other small sections can be easily removed and not missed.
Some subplots will need to be carefully cut away as they are woven into several places.
I am giving myself six months for cuts and rewrites.
--I might even spell check...