Chapters polished total: 16
Chapters remaining: 4
Percentage complete: 80%
Reason for stopping: End of chapter. Need to iron a shirt and find socks for G who is in work tomorrow.
The novel is accelerating towards the end. I'm pleased to see that the pace of the story seems right, but also there are fewer mistakes so I make better progress with the read through. With luck, I will finish tomorrow.
Pauses to contemplate this.
This means I'll have to start sending it out. And begin writing the next one. Ooo, er...
Mostly, once again, it was catching the odd typo, but as well as listening to the little wizard read the story, I've been doing a day-by-day, chapter-by-chapter outline in the spreadsheet to check that the timings are right. There was a slight glitch in the way the time was passing, but I think I've dealt with that by the simple expedient of adding a short sentence to Chapter 14. All is now well again.
I want to try to do the rest in one swell foop tomorrow, to see if the climax works.
Then I can print it out. I should be able to do that around the plumber's visit to install the new dishwasher and service the boiler.
Otherwise the day has been spent wasting time on Usenet, though I did clean the bathroom and vacuum the landing and stairs and sweep and mop the kitchen floor. I'm hoping that once I have a working dishwasher again, the house will get cleaner and tidier as I get back into doing the daily routine cleaning that seems to have gone by the board while I've had to spend time washing up.