Here I am, editing again. You know, I see a familiar pattern developing. I get a few chapters in, realize that the book I wrote is enormous, and begin to stress out all over again that I will miss something crucial in the editing phase... and be subsequently welcomed into the open arms of the "self-published authors" stigma. I need to calm down.
I've had other people look at this book but, again, it is big, and I can't expect an easy read-through from people who have so many other things to do. Not that I wish to impugn upon my friends' time that way, but it's a double-edged sword (needing feedback and validation).
No, the book is not too long.
Yes, I will finish the final phase of edits.
Yes, the cover is coming along fine.
No, I will not miss my deadline.
Yes, I am going to edit right now.