Ah yes. That lofty promise of getting this manuscript done by March 31st or die trying. Yes. Well. Hm.
Okay, obviously the die trying part didn't pan out. Just as well. Seems a little silly to get this far into the manuscript revisions and expire before I finish. On the plus side, the manuscript is shaping up nicely. I feel it is much stronger than when I started, and will be a much better book before I'm done.
Which will be April 30th.
I'm devising a plan of action. And, in truth, I actually only have 100 pages left to edit, most of which require only minor changes (I hope...). Surely I can get that done in two weeks, do a read through and clean up and then get this baby out the door to Berkley before they forget they asked for it.
I can do this. It's nose to the grindstone time. Everything else will have to take a backseat for the time being. No new courses, no hobbies that must be attended to, no missing writing days. Perhaps a bit of evening or weekend time for edits if required.
Mark my words - April 30th or earlier and this thing is done. I swear.