So, the manuscript is due Monday and the corrections to my final chapter are somewhere in the bowels of Canada Post, despite being sent by 'next day' delivery express mail.
And every time I'm nearly done I look at my checklist and see another 20 items.
Despite that, I'm finally happy with the shape and feel of the book. Now I want to use the current manuscript and rewrite it all from the start. That would make it really good.
A friend of mine once said "the better is the enemy of the good". Valuable advice from a don.
But I'm terribly anxious that something untoward will happen, even though contracts are signed and all.
So altogether, I'm a bit tense.