Well the time has come to admit that there is no way I can get this novel ready to release in November.
When I first set the date, it was with the idea that if I didn't set a date, it would never happen. And that has worked. I am far closer to having this book ready than I would have been without the deadline.
But the more I work on it, the more I know that I want it to be the best that it can be. And it will take at least a week or two to finish my own edits, then there will be two rounds of professional edits to go through (the timing of which I have minimal control over, finding an editor on short notice is not easy!)
I'm striving for December, and keeping my fingers crossed!