The line-editing is just about done, and now the story/character/big-picture editor is looking at the book.
She usually takes three weeks (which is incredibly fast) and said so for my 331 page novel. But now that she's reading it, I'm different. She got it last Friday, and she thinks she'll be done next Monday. That's just over a week! I'm tearing my hair out (she is an award-winning novelist and is always right on point) in anticipation of her notes.
But then...she emailed me a quick update and it was this:
"Just so you know, I'm reading and it's wonderful."
Be still my beating heart...
Let's not get too excited yet, she's still got over 200 pages to go...but if she likes that, then I'll make tweaks with her suggestion, and then...actually start submitting it to agents. My God!