Yesterday, I was thinking about my writing life so far.
As I was pondering, it occurred to me that next year, I will have been working on Doorways for five years.
That's half a decade of writing and tweaking.
I don't think that it's healthy to continue sitting on it, so next year, come hell or high water, I will start querying it. If no one's interested, I will start preparing it for publication.
Either way, I'm not going to be thinking about this again this time next year.
In fact, I should probably put up a date by which I want to get the edits done, so I'm going to say... 30 June 2012.
That gives me six months to polish it to a shine.
Maybe that makes me insane, but I have to try. The longer I wait, the more I will postpone on taking action.
So... anyone else tried to edit on a deadline before? Any advice for me?