I wrote and emailed the synopsis for my next manuscript for HRS to my editor. She read it, provided some great feedback and questions, and emailed it back to me. This is a huge advantage I have over when I was not contracted. It gives me the opportunity to address problems before submitting my manuscript.
I'm about 66,000 words into the first draft of this new book which needs to be 70,000 - 75,000 words when complete.
When I'm finished writing it, I need to address issues and layer in some elements which takes a few weeks.
Then a final polish and I'll be ready to submit.