Me: Oh, really great. I just finished edits and now I'm querying.
Friend: I thought you were editing before?
Me: Well, I was rewriting last time I talked to you. Is that what you mean?
Me: Well, I mean, rewriting is major stuff, big changes, and then I had to proofread those changes, make sure everything looks good.
Friend: Oh that makes sense. … So, is it going to be published?
Me: I'm querying right now.
Friend: … Just … like, waiting?
Me: *stifles a sigh* Yeah. Basically. But I'm starting another book next week.
Friend: Why next week?
Me: It's National Novel Writing Month.
Me: It's just an event where people try to write a whole book in November, cheering each other on, competing to see who can write the most.
Friend: Why November? Just so you can have the book published in the spring then?
Me: Never mind. The book is great. Everything is great.