Today’s word count: 3,470
Total word count: 80,473
My gods, it was like pulling teeth today, but I did it, damn it. I did it.
And no, I’m not finished; tomorrow will be polishing bits of Chapter 2, and brainstorming more examples for Chapter 11. But I’ve passed my contracted minimum, and there will be nothing new going into the manuscript. I’ll leave it for two days, then reread it on Monday to check finicky things (like have my references to other chapters been consistent?). And then, I think I might just submit it on Tuesday.
This is vaguely surreal. It certainly hasn’t sunk in yet.