We have interest from two publishers with several irons still in the fire. I'm now committed to finishing the rewrite by the end of the school summer term. There may be a deal before that but on the other hand there may not so a big, big incentive to finish.
The last two days on Chapter 18 have been terrible. Rubbish rubbish plod. But it's half term and necessary interruptions shouldn't be seen as distractions. Thankfully, this morning I managed to write a completely new opening to C18 whilst still in bed and am hopefully through the glitch. Don't know whether to count up the number of weeks left and divide the wordcount, or get through it as quickly as possible and then rewrite the rewrite, or keep on as I am getting each portion polished to a shine for the senior editors I now know are going to be reading closely.
Couldn't help noticing that Sebastian Faulkes Ian Fleming impersonation took him 6 weeks to write, squirrelled away somewhere no doubt being fed and watered.
Bye bye, thanks for visiting, come again soon.