The manuscript is now sitting on my editor's desk. I had confirmation that it arrived. It has a lot of potential and it was the best I could make it. It will be much better AFTER I have had my editor's thoughts back. She has the knack of finding the weak spots and challenging me to make the story the best it can be. And it is all about trying to make the Story well told and a fantastic page turning read.
Last night I could have wept with exhaustion, but right now, I am on a sort of high -- a brain dead and I can't think any more high but a high nonetheless. In a few hours, I will begin to wonder at the plot holes etc.
Actually given the date of my next deadline 31 October, I do not have time to wonder. The house will get cleaned this weekend. The current index cards will come down and new faces will go up on the bulletin board.
But I made my deadline and that counts for something!