Well, my edits came back - on time, as it turns out. For some reason I had it in my head that when my editor said a month, she meant 30 days. What she actually meant, and perhaps even said, was that she'd have them back to me on the 1st. Okay, cool. Then she reminded me that she is going to be unavailable in May.
Umm, yeah, she told me about that weeks ago. But I forgot. So, the schedule I outlined in my last Outside the Box post? Yeah, Wish Hits the Fan cannot go to the editor in May if she ain't gonna be able to work on it in May. She, being the awesomeness that she is, offered me a different option. If I get WHTF* to her by mid-April, she can have the first pass of edits done before she gets unavailable.
I was all like 'Yay'.
And then I panicked a little. I was all like "OMG OMG OMG, I have to work on both of these AT THE SAME TIME!!" And so I sent WHTF to my Kindle and got my notebook and set everything by my chair in the living room. Meanwhile, I opened NC and started entering the changes. I was ready to DO THIS. Except I was panicking, so neither one was getting done.
So, I went fishing. And I chilled the farque out.
After I came home and ate dinner, I sat my butt down here and worked on NC. I'm 10% done with the edits after an hour and a half. So, that means basically 15 hours of work to have the whole thing done - 20 if I run into some heavy duty stuff. 20 hours of work over 10 days (cause I want to have this back to her on the 12th) and day one is already over. No sweat. 2 hours a day. If I get off my lazy ass, 2 hours a day is nothing.
Which leaves me so many other hours to work on WHTF. So, yeah, I got this. I might have to :gasp: curtail my fishing time and maybe :shock: watch less TV, but it's all good, baby.
I'm such a sillypants sometimes.
* Am I the only one who sees WHTF and thinks WHat The F***? Which actually kind of works for the story and thus amuses me greatly.