I have to do less than that this week to make my word count, then I've got to go back and ramp up the descriptions. And then - I can turn it in!
Last year at this time, I was working on The Millionaire Cowboy's Secret and the Friday before Labor Day was when I, having just gotten Dropbox, managed to over-write a file and went from "Yay, I'm finished. Gonna have a beer!" To "Scream, curse, curse. I can't believe this. I just deleted the last two chapters!"
I'd scheduled a pool party and cookout at my house for the Sunday before Labor Day. I cancelled that and spent the weekend rewriting the last two chapters from memory. I'll never know if they were as good - or better - than the first two.
I do know one thing. I will NEVER make that mistake again.
And once again, I've invited my brother and his wife over to swim and cook out. Only this time, I'm positive I will be able to enjoy the day.