It took 3 years, but I finally submitted my draft of the BEC to my editor. Incredibly I was only 23 days outside my target date of completing the whole book, but I had a couple of technical hiccups which slowed things a little. I shared two quotes with Mike to frame what I hoped would be achieved through this process. The first is by Ryan Holiday:
No one creates flawless first drafts. And nobody creates better second drafts without the intervention of someone else. Nobody.
The second is by Neil Gaiman:
Remember: when people tell you something’s wrong or doesn’t work for them, they are almost always right.
I removed the last part of the quote, because I kinda want to hear from him what he would do differently. He is my editor after all.