The book has been with a few beta readers for the past six days and feedback is just coming through now. There aren't actually that many issues, but having waited a week unable to do anything, I feel anxious and ready to move forward.
I'm hard at work on suggested changes, or solving minor issues. I can now do something. which is a lot better than staring at my Inbox willing people to send their feedback.
That's progress, right?
What I've learned is that making a book ready takes longer than I expected. I will allow an additional couple of months from now on, or maybe even four months. Perfection is impossible, but if you want to get close to it, you have to allow for the cruelty of the Time gods.
I wonder if we have any whisky in the house...