I've made sure all my ts are crossed, all my is dotted. Well, more literally, I've run my grammar and spelling check, made sure all my paragraphs are indented, and done a final read through. Along the way I caught some troubling errors, such as one instance where I used the word "mobile" instead of "cell." *cringe*
I've added the words skank, Obama, cami, googled, hoodies, and venti to my spell-check dictionary. I've researched whether or not to add an s to the words forwards, backwards, towards, and afterwards (the added s is a British thing. It comes naturally to me, but perhaps this is because I grew up close to the Canadian border? It can also be used correctly in American English with "ward" if the word is an adverb).
I'm right on schedule. Tonight the Bath Festival of Children's Literature kicks off with Children's Laureate Anthony Browne. I'll spend the next week mostly busy volunteering.
But I haven't yet printed out the final manuscript. This way if something occurs to me in the dead of night, there's still time to fix it. Once I do print it, I'll skim through it once more to look for any formatting errors.
It's due on the 30th. I'll be in Bath on the 29th, so if I'm feeling daring, I may turn it in.
I'll let you know how it feels then. Right now I'm just scared.