Over the past four months, I've had my head down amid a blizzard of rewriting. (Truly, I think I've done more writing than sleeping.) But lo and behold, I can see the light. The finished manuscript--all 165,000 words, nearly 600 pages--will go to my agent no later than December 15th of this year. I've mapped out exactly what I need to complete every day for the next month in order to get there.
This does mean, however, that my fourth-grader, who is already one-third finished with his NaNoWriMo novel, is going to beat me by a full two weeks. Zounds, I say!