I decided to do a controlled experiment this morning and started off the edit in Jammies. All morning I only managed to get through a half dozen pages of editing. After lunch, on goes the old shirt and tie (blue with sort of square bits today) and got through the rest of the book. Hurrah! OK, so it’s taken me till half eight in the evening, but it’s finished. Away. Bye bye.

All I have to do tomorrow is knock up the acknowledgements and dedication (She Who Must – again) and that’s it.

Now it’s time for the obligatory bottle of fizzy something – don’t know what yet, probably Australian sparkling as befits the occasion of finishing a draft / edit. It’ll all depend on what the wee shop down the road has in, and isn’t charging a fortune for.

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