Write it on your calendars, the countdown has begun. No, not for Christmas. I sent my full ms off to my editor today. Our contract states that she has up to six months to go through the first review of it. Although she assures me that it has never taken her that long, I think on all the times I have been told "I have never seen/heard of/had this happen before" from any number of professionals.
Unfortunately for me, I was unable to get my ms out to any of my readers early enough (Sorry Suze!) to get any feedback. So for now I will just deal with what the editor sends back to me and if at that point I need so more opinions I will hand the ms out.
For the moment, the pressure is off. Except for the sequel, that still needs to be done. And the short story I have to write by the 15th. And the two magazine articles due by the end of the month. And the...well I believe by now you get the point.