Hi there, hello.
Last month I told you I might reach out to my editor and ask him how it's going while I sit anticipating the 280,000 words worth of work he's about to drop in my lap. Well I broke down and emailed him "May I ask your impressions of the story thus far?"
I'll spare you the details, but his response was very flattering. Better than I hoped for or expected. I'm going to be riding that high for some time. For you, please take it to mean that an industry professional has given the book his stamp of approval. When I phrase it that way, it feels like a first for me.
Now back to research on marketing, promoting, a press package, synopsis (aka the devil), etc, etc, etc.
I'll have the editor's first round of revisions back. I should be in the throws of responding to that and making fixes to the manuscript. It's nice to have the end in sight after all this time.
I'll see you then