I spent some more time editing my Golden Heart entry today.
The good news is that the pages I plan to submit, including the synopsis, total exactly 55, the required amount.
The bad news? I still think the synopsis is better than the manuscript itself.
There’s more good news, though: I’ve cut the manuscript down to 58,000 words, leaving myself a couple thousand for rewriting. And I still have about six chapters to go through, so maybe I can cut some more.