I finished the Ultimating of Dragon in Exile in the wee hours of the morning. For those playing along at home, the word count stands at 127,690 — or! 128% complete.
Today, I’ll print out and Steve will read the book from “The. . .” all the way to “own.” We are, just a smidge, ahead of schedule.
This timing is actually going to work well, because among yesterday’s treasures was a call from our real estate agent, telling us that we need to vacate the house this afternoon so that it can be shown. So! This morning — straighten the house and print out the manuscript. This evening — um? Scrabble? Rummy? My Neighbor Tortoro? Tomorrow — we’re scheduled to look at two houses in town in the afternoon, around which errands Steve will read the manuscript and I will read. . .something else. After he finishes his read, I will fix any problems he has identified, or — if it is a Perfect Manuscript, which is, of course, Exactly What We Expect(tm) — I’ll simply make sure things are spelled correctly, convert the manuscript to .doc and email it to Madame the Editor.
Whereupon there will be MUCH rejoicing.
Remember that the Birthday Planning Challenge to win a free! audio! edition! of Carousel Sun by Sharon Lee (hey, that’s me!) is still going on. Rules and entry forms HERE. Thanks to everyone who has entered so far; you guys think I’m some kind of adventurous.
And now? I need to refill my coffee cup and turn on the Cat Eating Machine.