draft 4: done! (aka, i have the best wife, ever)
briefly, because i’m having trouble seeing straight, but the fourth draft is finished as of a half hour ago. 302 pages revised.*
and all because i am supported by the most amazing woman.
after a delightful, but very full day of stuff on saturday, my wife cordoned off the whole day today so i could try to finish this revision. we’ve got family coming later this week, and she knows i would sorely love to have the whole thing done before they arrive. now, it looks like a possibility. who knows if i can type in all these changes by then, but the hardest part, i think, is done.
i was able to revise 90 pages today – an impossible-seeming, off-the-chart personal record – thanks to her unflagging support and encouragement (and the bringing of delicious baked goods to sustain me in the garage). amazing.
and now, to sleep.
* i.e., pencil-marked riddled, with arrows and cross-outs and scribbles and new content and erasings and more cross-outs and more scribbles and more than a couple big ‘X’ marks and more arrows and . . . .