This last week was a pretty important one for me, with a couple big milestones.
The first? It is now officially less than a month until MAJOR HOTSAUCE comes home. Less than 4 weeks, even! Honestly, I'm trying not to think about it too much, because when I do I get SOOOOO excited I have a hard time concentrating on anything else. And I don't want the time to go too slowly. Still...LESS THAN 30 DAYS!!! I've had a countdown going all year, as well as a count-"up"....and remembering how it felt when the count-up was at 25 and the countdown at over 300....and now we're the reverse....it's so amazing. I definitely like being on this side of the countdown WAY better. :-)
The other milestone is writing related...I finished the last major revision round on Shattered Veil! I am so, so happy with the way it turned out, and all the little nuances that appeared in this final version. It's finally feeling like the story I set out to write, and my main character has become someone I think about long after I close the document and move on to something else. I still have one more small round to do - a friend and I are going to read the manuscript out loud to each other today, to catch any last little issues - but the heavy lifting is done. In fact, we are now at the point where I am not allowed to read or touch the manuscript without outside approval because I will fiddle with things that don't need fiddling, and overthink things that are working just fine. That's usually a sign that it's "done"...or at least done for now. I have no illusions that there won't be additional revising in my future. :-) It's a wonderful feeling, though, especially after the extent of revisions and rewriting I did. I actually got a little teary as I tweaked the last line.
So, yeah. Big week! Looking forward to a little mental vacation next week, and starting to pack (and throw out stuff!) in preparation for our move once MAJOR HOTSAUCE returns. All good things! :-)