97930 is my final word count.
That sound you hear is the clapping of hands in my head. And me dancing. On the ceiling.
I never thought it could be done, but it is!!!!! Now I'm on the fourth version of my query, and awaiting feedback. It's like throwing your dog out in the lake to see if he'll swim or get eaten by an alligator.
Speaking of alligators, I need to get on that synopsis. Yeah, that sound was my teeth grinding.