I'm within paragraphs of completing a pre-copyedit rewrite of Sister Mine. My editor at Grand Central was correct; there was only a bit more to be done, and it was much quicker this time around. She also made some good, clear suggestions that helped me work through a few plot threads that had been making me crazy. This near to the end of a big piece of writing is when I become paranoid that my computer could crash and take all that work with it. So I'm taking a break to back up and to stretch my legs before getting back to it. Plan is to hand it in to her tonight, so that tomorrow I can begin working on lesson plans, etc. for my classes when I return to UCR next month. And so that I can get back to working on novel-in-progress Blackheart Man.
EDITED TO ADD:
Rewrite done and submitted. Now I'm going to bake bread.