I finished the 1st draft of the freelance novel late last night, emailed it in to the editors, and then opened the file to find a mistake on page 1: I’d noted (X words) on the front in big block letters to announce the word count, and forgot to fill in the X. Oh well.
Between you and me, I am only about one thousand words over this time. That’s a miracle. I’m usually 10 to 5 thousand words over. One thousand can be fixed in the revision with simple line edits.
So very tired right now. The 1st draft isn’t as good as I could have made it, I believe, had I had more time. I should get that motto stamped to my forehead.