While the edit is proceeding apace I have decided to abort. Why?
1. Two comments from first my partner and then my mum put me off my stride.
The first from my partner was, like, at 9 pp an hour aren’t we talking quantity not quality. And that really freaked me out because I don’t want to keep rubbing this magic lamp forever.
The second from my mum was like, well I sent you the info for the comp. so you could submit your first book, VIPER, not the new one. She’s like I thought you wanted to shop the new one around which you won’t be able to do while it’s under consideration for the award which could be months.
Both are right.
Big relief. I have Viper ready to go on PDF. Download and fill out entry forms, off to Kinkos on Monday, then PO. BAM.
MEanwhile keep whipping myself along to finish the edit but in way that best serves the book, not the act of entering the comp.
Also the partner is seriously talking self publishing and I am excited about that.
Meanwhile there is always a meanwhile.