...But I did it.
Barring one final read-through, anyway. First draft was 2080 ish words (way too long), second was about 1750 (still too long), third was 1580 (bingo).
I think this last read and tweak will reduce the word count by a little more, but not much.
As for the novella itself, it needs only one more read through to check for sillies (spelling mistakes, missing full stops, etc), and then it's subbing time.
I've subbed things before (shorts, letters), but this will be the first book. I'm looking forward to yet another new experience.
It's now 2.30 am. I'm going to sleep.