Today I printed off the first draft of the manuscript. There is plenty to do because I need to go through all 124 pages with a red pen while peering over my glasses with a sour disapproving look on my face. I just probably wear a lacy polyester blouse and pencil skirt with nylons and orthopedic shoes and put my hair into a bun while I edit.
I still have a few more stories to insert of some importance and some rearranging, but the 2nd draft of the manuscript will be much tighter and ready to submit to any and all publishers/book agents that request it.
I have also put together my publishing packet and will start to email it to publishers this week.
Here's to hoping that this doesn't take forever.