It’s like an addiction. I suppose it’s better than some of the alternatives.
The literary editor in the US read my proposal and said ‘it is right on target’ and ‘it is clear you know where you are going with this’. She wants a cleaned-up, edited and fully formatted version asap so she can show it to her friend the publisher.
My friend in the UK who works in digital publishing wants a clean copy as well. She says ‘it sounds really commercial’, which is a compliment, and she knows one or two people who publish non-fiction who she thinks should take a look at it.
I might as well just quickly edit it and clean it up for dispatch. That won’t take long. Right?