It was funny that a couple months ago I thought that I would have this book done by the end of this year. I was way off on that one.
I am on the last quarter of my third draft and while that will probably take me another 2 – 3 weeks, it will still be far from over.
I have found the person I am going to be working with on the next step. The next step being the final draft. This individual will professionally edit and critique the last piece I am writing on my own.
I am really excited about how she is going to help me transform some of the weak points in my story and clean up some of the crap that I don’t even realize is there yet.
The editing process I estimate is going to be about five months.
After some other loose ends that will need to be tied up after the final draft is done, it looks like I will only be completed in July. Oh well, only 6 or 7 months past my original projected deadline.
I rather not rush with deadlines anyway. I rather quality. But at the same time, if I can move up my projected completion, I will find ways to do it.