The deadline is tomorrow.
I'm going to show you the word count but I don't want you to worry. It needs to be a minimum of 30,000 words. Right now it is:
The reason you shouldn't worry is because the word count below will be added to the manuscript tomorrow when the story it's from has undergone a final edit:
Together they make more than 30,000 which is - well - a huge [swear word] relief.
I'm not there just yet, here's tomorrow's to-do list before I submit:
But the bulk of the work is done. Most of those points to-do are formatty-type things.
After submission I'll be back with something a little more wordy than this post, and I hope you'll forgive me for being low on words tonight. I am going to have a bath now (spiders, stay away) and then have something to eat because I've worked right through and not eaten. (Those who know me will now be convinced of how dedicated to writing I must be, if they didn't already know.)
Oh, and Happy Halloween! We love Halloween here, and as a pre-birthday surprise for my boyfriend I spooky-fied the flat yesterday while he was out. I had about a 40-minute window in which to buy and stick things up after I finished work and before he came home. This week will go down in history as being the week I did loads of stuff.
Here are some pics.